Hoo Surname Origin
A high place, a hill; critically, a hill in a valley. De La Howe, from the hill, was originally the name of the family. They came to England with William the Conqueror. (See Athill.)
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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