Saturday, November 12, 2016

Foo Genealogy MOCA 2016

Sunday, Oct 15, 2016 @ 11am - 12:00noon  After click on  the link, please  go to top right of the screen to click download the file or go to " open" and click Microsoft office or online office to open the file.


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」 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.