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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Korean : there is only one Chinese character for the Pae surname. The only documented Pae clan is that of Kyŏngju. The founding ancestor of the Kyŏngju Pae clan, Ki-t’a, was one of the six elders who made Pak Hyŏkkŏse Shilla’s first king. Afterwards, Ki-t’a received the surname of Pae during the 32nd year of the reign of the Shilla King Yuri Isagŭm (24–57 ad).

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