Hé Language(s) Chinese Origin Region of origin China He or Ho is the romanised transliteration of several Chinese family names.
Of these family names, 何 ( Pinyin: ; Hé IPA: ) is the most common at 17th (14 million, according to 2012 survey) [xɤ̌] and  贺 ( Traditional: 賀; Pinyin: Hè; IPA: ) is the second most common at 71st in the [xɤ̂] list of the top 100 most common Chinese family names. Other less common family names include 河 (Pinyin: Hé), 佫 (Pinyin: Hè), and 赫 (Pinyin: Hè).
A common alternative spelling of this surname is
Ho, which is the Mandarin Wade-Giles romanization and the Cantonese romanization of several Chinese family names.
In Vietnam, the equivalent surname is
Hà or Ha. Not be confused with the Vietnamese surname Hồ, which is the equivalent of the Chinese surname Hu. In Korea, the equivalent surname is Ha.
The surname originates from the
Ji clan of the Zhou Dynasty, and the Jiang clan of Yandi.
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Family name 何 [ edit ]
Science and mathematics
Albert Ho (何俊仁) solicitor and a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, is currently the secretary general of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China and the vice-chairman of the Democratic Party (Hong Kong).
Cyd Ho (何秀蘭) founding member of The Frontier, a local pro-democracy political group and member of Legislative Council from 2000 to 2004.
Edmund Ho (何厚鏵) Chief Executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
He Depu (何德普) dissident in the People's Republic of China.
Ho Chih-chin (何志欽), Minister of Finance of the Republic of China (2006-2008)
Ho Chi-kung (何啟功), Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare of the Republic of China
Ho Feng-shan, also spelled " He, Fengshan" (何鳳山) was a Chinese diplomat who saved a large number of Jews during World War II, known as "China's Schindler"
Ho Mei-yueh (何美玥), Minister of Council for Economic Planning and Development of the Republic of China (2007-2008)
Ho Pei-shan (何佩珊), Deputy Secretary-General of the Executive Yuan Hou Kok Chung (何国忠), an ethnic Chinese politician and was one of the Deputy Ministers for Higher Education in Malaysia.
Filmography and entertaintment
He Meitian (何美钿) Hong Kong actress and former gymnast.
He Ping (何平) Chinese film director.
He Zhuoyan (何琢言), Chinese actress and singer.
Ho, Denise (何韻詩) Hong Kong singer, actress
Ho, Dennis, a Filipino actor known by his stage name Dennis Trillo.
Ho, Don (何大來) Hawaiian musician and entertainer.
Ho, Godfrey Hong Kong-based movie director best known for his " Ninja" films
Ho, Hoku American musician and actress
Ho, Josie (何超儀) singer and actress from Hong Kong
Ho Ping (何平) Taiwanese film director Ho, Godfrey Hong Kong-based movie director best known for his " Ninja" films
Family name 贺/賀 [ edit ]
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