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The 82th most common last name in China.
There are three main origins of this last name. 1) Originated from the last name
They are the descendents of Jin Ai Hou and Jin Min Hou, the dukes of Jin kingdom.
In 678 B.C., these two dukes were assassinated
by Wo Wu Gong in a rebellion.
Descendents of Jin Ai Hou and Jin Min Hou fled to other kingdoms and began to bear the
last name Hou. 2) Descendents of Can Ji, the historian of ancient king
Can Ji real name was Hou Wang. 3) Descendents of ancients tribes of the
Bei Wei Dynasty.
Tribes like Hounu, Kehou, and Guyin changed their last names to Hou.
Hometown: Baoding, Yizhou, and Xuanhua in Hebei Province.
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