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Various Chinese Tao family from;
The Vietnamese surname formerly written as 陶 in Chữ Nôm is now written Đào; the Korean surname formerly written as 陶 in Hanja is now written 도 and romanized Do; the same surname in Kanji is romanized Tō in Japanese.
Some Zhejiangese Tao who joined the White Banner[which?] upon the advent of the Qing dynasty Manchufied their name to Tohoro (Chinese: Tuohuoluo). Notable descendants along this line include Duanfang.
People with the surnameEdit
- David Tao or Tao Zhe, singer
- Tao Kan, Jin Dynasty general and governor
- Tao Luna, sports shooter
- Michael Tao, television actor
- Tao Qian, warlord during the late Han Dynasty
- Tao Yuanming, scholar and poet of the Jin dynasty
- Tao Siju, politician
- Terence Tao, Australian mathematician and 2006 Fields Medalist
- Tao Yang, Professor at UCSB and Chief Scientist at Ask Jeeves
- Tao Zhu, politician
- Tao Hongkai, Chinese-American scholar, activist.
People with the Japanese surnameEdit
- US Census Bureau. Op. cit. Public Broadcasting Service. "How Popular Is Your Last Name?" Accessed 6 Apr 2012.
- Edward J. M. Rhoads (2001). Manchus & Han: ethnic relations and political power in late Qing and early republican China, 1861-1928 (reprint, illustrated ed.). University of Washington Press. p. 55. ISBN 0-295-98040-0. Retrieved March 2, 2012.