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Đỗ is a Vietnamese family name. According to Lê Trung Hoa, a Vietnamese scholar, approximately 1.4 percent of Vietnamese people have this surname.[1]


Story tells that Đế Minh, grandson of Shennong when passing by Nanling, he met and married a fairy named Đỗ Quý (also known as Princess Đoan Trang, she was often referred as Do Quý Thị (Lady Quý of House of Đỗ). She then gave birth to Tuc Lo, later became Kinh Dương Vương, father of Lạc Long Quân.

Another person that many Vietnamese with this surname claim to be descended from is Đỗ Cảnh Thạc, a warlord during the 12 Lords Rebellion.

Notable Đỗ[edit]

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  1. ^ Lê Trung Hoa (2005). Họ và tên người Việt Nam, Hà Nội, Việt Nam: NXB Khoa học Xã hội