Foo, Fu (符)is a common name you may not have heard of in the United States. It is at the top 1% of the US surnames (last names).
Hainan, Hunan 海南，湖南 Fu's population account for 72% of Foo in China. Hainan Island 海南 alone accounts for 49%.
According to the survey data in 2006, China's Foo (Fu) population is about one million, accounting for 0.075% of the China's population. It is the the first 142 of China's 4100 surnames (ranks top 3.4%).
25% of Foo live overseas, that population is about 300,000, accounting for 1% of the oversea Chinese. It is 13 times more than the domestic Foo concentration.The total world Foo population is about 1.4 million .
The chinese surnames 符、苻、傅、伏's translation to English can be Fu, Foo, Phu, Pho, Pou, Pu. Because of simplification of the Chinese language, the domestic, 符、苻、傅 can be written as「付」 in China.
In 2015 the top ten ranking surnames in Hainan Province are: Chen, Wang, Li, Wu, Fu, Lin, Huang, Zhang, Zhou, Zheng. 陈、王、李、吴、符、林、黄、张、周、郑。
Following is the sound over slides show of my Foo genealogy talk at The Museum of Chinese American Oct 2016. Please click here to download the file. After clicking the link, please go to top right of the screen to click download the file or open with your Microsoft office or online office to open the file.