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Chinese surname No. 1 Zhao4 [化]

[化]

Zhao4 means : a Chinese surname; to return the goods to the original owner; to go away rapidly.
Surname Zhao4 is about 2990 years old.
Variations include Chao4 (Wade-Giles), Chew, Chieu, Chu, Ziu6 (Cantonese), Chiu


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The history of surname Zhao4[化]

The origin is in Tian Shui Prefecture (ぱ皃)-southwest of Tong Wei county (﹁玭硄呆郡) in Gansu province (ヌ德.)
For additional information, see In Search of your Asian Roots: Genealogical Research on Chinese Surnames, paragraph 21. Bibliography entries 12, 115, and 154 also refer to this surname.
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