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Origin and Meaning of Tho

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
pronoun Tho
adverb Tho

Etymology: AS. þā

conjunction Tho
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  1. A branch of the Tai languages

From Middle English tho, tha, from Old English þā (“the, those”, plural), from Proto-Germanic *þai (“those”), from Proto-Indo-European *to-, *só (“that”). Cognate with Saterland Frisian do (“the”, plural form).

From Middle English tho, tha, from Old English þā (“then, when”), from Proto-Germanic *þa- (“that”), from Proto-Indo-European *to-, *só (“that”). See also German da (“then, thereupon”).

American English; alteration of though.

tho was also found in the following language(s): Crimean Gothic, Old Saxon, Scots, and Welsh

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tho

Lê Đức Thọ was a Head of the Central Organizing Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Member of the Secretariat, Member of the Politburo, Head of theCentral Organizing Committeeof theCommunist Party of Vietnam, Member of theSecretariat, and Member of thePolitburo. Lê was given the name Phan Đình Khải on October 14th, 1911 in Hà Nam Province. He passed away on October 13th, 1990.


Nguyễn Hữu Thọ was a Chairman of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam, Chairmanof theProvisional Revolutionary Governmentof theRepublic of South Vietnam, Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Vice President of Vietnam, and Presiden. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to 1981. Nguyễn was born on July 10th, 1910 in Bến Lức District. They passed away on December 24th, 1996.


Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ is a Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam. They were most active from 1963 to 1964. Nguyễn was born on May 26th, 1908 in Long Xuyên.


Loke was born as the child of Loke Yew and Loke Cheng Kim on June 14th, 1915 in Kuala Lumpur, British Malaya. He breathed his last breath on June 20th, 1964.


Hoàng Thi Thơ was a jazz musician. Hoàng was born on July 1st, 1929 in Triệu Phong District. He breathed his last breath on September 23rd, 2001.


Tran Van Tho is a in the fields of international economics, development economics, and economy of asia. Tran was born in 1949 in Vietnam.


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Popularity of Tho as a last name

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Common last names for Tho

  • Nguyen
  • Tran
  • Le
  • Pham
  • Huynh
  • Vu

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tho U.S.
  White 8.51% 64.26%
  African American 8.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 76.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.56% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tho

People with the last name Tho are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Tho

  • How Popular is the name Tho? Tho is the 46,623rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tho was the 61,123rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tho have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 52 babies born with the first name Tho in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tho? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tho first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tho is Friday, February 2nd, 1900.
  • What year had the most people named Tho born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tho was in 1985 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Tho: Your name in reverse order is Oht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oht. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tho? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 329 people with the last name Tho.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tho? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tho as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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