First name origin & meaning:
Last name origins & meanings:
- Korean (Hŏ): there is only one Chinese character for
the Hŏ surname. Some records indicate that there are fifty-nine
Hŏ clans, but only four have been identified and documented. All
four clans descend from the same founding ancestor. In ad 48,
a sixteen-year-old Indian princess is said to have arrived by boat on
the shores of Korea. The Karak Kingdom’s King Suro married the woman,
and out of respect for her origins allowed the second of their ten
children to retain his mother’s surname, Hŏ. The Hŏ surname is
very common and is widely distributed throughout the Korean peninsula.
- Vietnamese (Hô`): unexplained.
- Chinese: variant of He.
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