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Family History Resources Chinese Surnames Origins & Meanings

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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Chang Chinese             Chinese prosperous or flourishing
Chen Chinese             Chinese the region of Chen in present-day Henan province
Fu Chinese             Chinese descendants of Fu Yue
Hong Chinese             Chinese water
Liu Chinese             Chinese the state of Liu
Tan Chinese             Chinese the state of Tan during the Zhou dynasty
Wong Chinese             Chinese from a character meaning prince
Wu Chinese             Chinese from the name of Ji Wu, a son of Ping Wang (770–719 B.C.), the first king of the Eastern Zhou dynasty
Zhu Chinese             Chinese state of Zhu
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