Meaning and Origin of: Chin

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : variant spelling of Chinn.
  • Chinese : variant of Jin 1.
  • Chinese : Cantonese variant of Qian.
  • Chinese : variant of Qin 1.
  • Chinese : variant ofQin 2.
  • Chinese : variant of Jin 2.
  • Chinese : variant of Jin 3.
  • Korean : there are four Chinese characters for the surname Chin, representing five clans. At least three of the clans have origins in China; most of them migrated to Korea during the Kory{ou} period (ad 918–1392).