Updated January 23, 2020

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Korean (Ch{ou}ng) : there are three Chinese characters used to represent the Ch{ou}ng surname. The clans that use two of these characters are quite rare and are mostly found in Ch{ou}lla province; their origins are obscure. The more common of the three clans is the oldest and is widely distributed throughout the peninsula. Only the clans which use this more common character will be treated here. Some sources indicate that there are 215 separate Ch{ou}ng clans, but only 32 of them can be documented. The earliest and largest Ch{ou}ng clan began in 32 ad when Chibaekho, one of the six ruling elders of pre-Shilla Korea, received the surname of Ch{ou}ng from the Shilla King Yuri Isag{uu}m (ad 24–57). Ch{ou}ng is one of the most common Korean surnames.
  • Chinese : variant of Zhuang.
  • Chinese : Cantonese form of Zang 1.
  • Chinese : variant of Zhong.
  • Chinese : variant of Zhang 1.
  • Chinese : variant of Zong.

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