Du (surname)

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Du
杜姓 - 楷体.svg
The Du surname in regular script
Pronunciation (Pinyin)
Tō͘ (Pe̍h-ōe-jī)
Language(s) Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean
Origin
Language(s) Old Chinese
Derivation Qi (surname)
Meaning birchleaf pear
Other names
Variant(s) Du, Tu (Mandarin)
To, Tou (Cantonese)
Toh, Taw (Hokkien)
Đỗ (Vietnamese)
Derivative(s) Đỗ
See also Fan
Du
都姓 - 楷体.svg
Du surname in regular script
Pronunciation (Pinyin)
To͘ (Pe̍h-ōe-jī)
Language(s) Chinese, Vietnamese
Origin
Language(s) Old Chinese
Meaning capital
Other names
Variant(s) Du, Tu (Mandarin)
Toh, Taw (Hokkien)

Du (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade–Giles: Tu) is a Chinese family name. The name is spelled Tu in Taiwan, in Hong Kong it is translated as To, in Macao it is spelled as Tou, the pronunciation of 杜 in Cantonese. The Vietnamese equivalent of the surname is Đỗ. It is the 129th surname in Hundred Family Surnames and is the 47th most popular surname in China according to the 2006 census.

Origin and Branches of Du (杜)[edit]

The ancestors of the Du family are known as the Tangdu. The Tangdu resided southeast of Xi'an in Shaanxi province. The Fan (范) and Du clans share a common ancestor. Some members of the Du (杜) family are the Tuoba (拓跋) family of Emperor Xiaowen of Northern Wei. "Dugu" is the surname of Xianbei.

Origin and Branches of Du (都)[edit]

Du (都) family originated from Ji (姬) family of Zheng (state), Mi (芈) family of Chu (state), Chen (陳) family of Qi (state).

People with this name[edit]

Du[edit]

Taw, To, Toh, Tu[edit]

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