Meaning and Origin of: Tu

Family name origins & meanings

  • Chinese : from the name of the Tu river, a tributary of the Yangtze.
  • Chinese : from one of the characters in the name of the ancient city of Zoutu. The legendary emperor Huang Di (2697–2595 bc) used this city as a military base. Both characters of the city name, Zou (see Zou) and Tu, were adopted as surnames.
  • Chinese : variant of Du.
  • Vietnamese : unexplained.

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