Zou (surname)

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鄒姓 - 楷体.svg
Zou surname in regular script
Romanization Zōu (Pinyin)
Chau (Pe̍h-ōe-jī) Tsou (Wade-Giles)
Language(s) Chinese, Vietnamese
Language(s) Old Chinese
Other names
Variant(s) Zou, Tsou (Mandarin)
Chou (Teochew)
Chau, Chao (Hokkien)
Trâu (Vietnamese)

Zou[1] (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ) is the 67th most prevalent Chinese surname.[2] "Zou" is specifically used as a surname.[3]

People with the surname Zou mainly live in Eastern Asia, in particular mainland China. The hometown of Zou is Fanyang, Hebei Province.[2]

Other pronunciations[edit]

Depending on Chinese variety, Zou can be transliterated as Chow, Chau, Trau, Tsou or Chew.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ The approximate pronunciation in English is /z/.
  2. ^ a b c d e Origin of the surname Zou, Chou
  3. ^ Chinese dimensions - Chinese names: U Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.