Family name origins & meanings
- Chinese : a comparatively rare surname in China, of later origin than most of the more common surnames. It was not until the Song dynasty (960–1279) that the current form of the character for the name became established, appearing in Hunan province after branching from a surname written with a similar character.
- Laotian or Cambodian : unexplained.
- Vietnamese : unexplained,
- South German and Swiss German : variant of Hank, a pet form of Johann or Heinrich.