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Pu (Chinese surname)

Pu is the Pinyin transcription of a number of distinct Chinese surnames, including:Chinese: 蒲; pinyin: Pú; Cantonese Yale: Pòuh; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Phô, meaning "reed" or "rush". According to the Lushi, this character was adopted as a surname during the Xia Dynasty by the Youhu clan (有扈氏) due to the rushes which grew in their family gardens. It is the 269th character in the Hundred Family Surnames. Chinese: 浦; pinyin: Pǔ; Cantonese Yale: Pòuh. This is a toponymic surname, from the Pu River (浦江) in Shandong. According to the Xingshi Kaolue (姓氏考略), descendants of Jiang Ziya who lived on the banks of the Pu River changed their surname from Jiang to Pu. It is the 318th character in the Hundred Family Surnames. Chinese: 濮; pinyin: Pú; Cantonese Yale: Buhk. This is also a toponymic surname, from the Pu River (濮水) in Shandong; it was also used to write the name of a vassal state of the State of Qi. People with this surname spread out from there to Puyang and Hua Counties in Henan. It is the 309th character in the Hundred Family Surnames. Chinese: 朴; pinyin: Pǔ; Cantonese Yale: Pok; meaning Celtis sinensis. This is also used to write the Korean surname Park.

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