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Seo, sometimes romanized Suh or So, is a Korean family name. The name has a Silla origin. In Joseon dynasty, the clan has taken part in military and economic affairs until the assassination of Empress Myeongseong in 1895. Japan, noticing the prominence of the clan in the senior ranks of King's counsel, started targeting members of the clan for assassination immediately following Empress Myeongseong's death. Despite their number being greatly reduced, the Seo surname has grown in number since the end of the Joseon Dynasty in 1897. Through unrestricted intermarriage, Seo is now the 11th most common surname in Korea.

Hanja also 西
Revised Romanization Seo

List of notable people named Seo or SuhEdit

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