Xiahou

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Xiahou (Chinese: 夏侯; pinyin: Xiàhóu) is a Chinese compound surname from the Spring and Autumn Period. After the State of Qi was destroyed by Chu, Duke Jian of Qi's younger brother fled to the State of Lu. Duke Dao of Lu granted him land and created him Marquis Xiahou, after Yu the Great's dynastic name, Xia (夏).

Xiahou is a rare compound surname. Beijing, Shanghai, Ji'an (Jiangxi), Pingxiang, Xingguo, Taiyuan (Shanxi), Jinzhong, and Taichung (Taiwan) are some of the places where this surname can be found today.

Notable people surnamed Xiahou[edit]