A Chinese surname.
Origin of Woo
From irregular romanization of various Mandarin Chinese surnames including 吳 (Wú, “Wu, a former Chinese kingdom near Suzhou”), 伍 (Wǔ, “five”), 武 (Wǔ, “war, warrior, war-like”), and 巫 (wū, “wu, a Chinese shaman”)
Middle English wowen from Old English wōgian
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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