Last name origins & meanings:
- Chinese: from the name of the state of Liu, which
was granted to a descendant of the model emperor Yao (2357–2257
- Chinese: variant of Liao.
- Chinese: from the name of an area called Liu Xia
in the state of Lu (in present-day Shanxi province). During the Spring
and Autumn period (722–481 bc), this was granted to a
counselor famous for his high moral character. His descendants adopted
the name of this area as their surname.
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