Monday, October 6, 2008

Mo (surname)

The Chinese family name Mo is pronounced in as "Mò" , in as "Mok6" , and in as "Moua", "Mua", or "Muas". The surname is often romanized as Mok where Cantonese speakers are prominent. According to a study of Mu Ying's Name record, the surname came to be when descendants of the antediluvian ruler Zhuanxu abbreviated the name of his city, Moyangcheng and took it as their surname.

As Chinese family names go, Mo is relatively rare, ranked 168th in the ''Hundred Family Surnames''. In 2004, there were an estimated 73,000 people with the surname of Mo abroad and 15,400,000 Mo's in China.

When not used as a surname, 'Mo' means 'do not'.

Famous people surnamed 莫


*Karen Mok , Actress and Singer, Hong Kong
*Max Mok Siu-Chung , Hong Kong Actor
*Hoyan Mok , Winner of Miss Hong Kong Pageant


*Charles Mok , early Internet entrepreneur and ICT advocate in Hong Kong
*Andres A. Mok, Internet entrepreneur and co-founder of


*Ken Mok, Executive Producer of ANTM
*May Mok , Sound and adr recordist
*Mok TzeMing, New Zealand Writers


*M?c ??ng Dung , the founder of the Mac Dynasty, Vietnam
*Mo Xuanqing , the youngest Number One Scholar in Chinese history
*Mo Yueding , Shenxiao Taoist Sect, in Song Dynasty and Yuan Dynasty
*Mo Teh-hui , Minister of Agricultural and Business
*Ta Mok, Khmer Rouge South-Western Zone commander
*Mee Moua, Hmong American Politician from Minnesota


*Mo Huilan , Chinese gymnast Silver Medal, 1996 Olympic Games

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