He (surname)

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Not to be confused with Hu (surname) (胡).
Family name
Region of origin China
Language(s) of origin Chinese
Chinese name
Vietnamese name
Vietnamese alphabet
Chữ Hán
Korean name

He (/ˈhə/) or Ho is the Romanised transliteration of several Chinese family names. Of these family names, (Pinyin: About this sound ) is the most common at 17th (14 million, according to 2012 survey)[1] and (Traditional: ; Pinyin: Hè) is the second most common at 71st in the list of the top 100 most common Chinese family names. Other less common family names include (Pinyin: Hé), (Pinyin: Hé), and (Pinyin: Hè).

A common alternative spelling of this surname is Ho, the Mandarin Wade-Giles romanization and the Cantonese romanization of several Chinese family names.

In Vietnam, the equivalent surname is or Ha. Not be confused with Hu surname in Vietnamese, it's literally called Hồ. In Korea, the equivalent surname is Ha.

origin from Ji clan of Zhou Dynasty, and Jiang clan of Yandi

In Hokkien it is romanized Ho or sometimes Hor.


Char. Mandarin Cantonese
S. T. Pinyin Wade-Giles Jyutping HK Gov't
Ho2 Ho4 Ho
Ho4 Ho6 Ho
Ho2 Ho4 Ho
Ho4 Hok6
Ho4 Haak1 Hak1 Hak

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  1. ^ "China's Surnames". Cdn.theatlantic.com. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 

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