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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Korean : There is only one Chinese character for this surname. Although some sources indicate that there are 157 different clans of the Paek family, modern research has shown them all to have derived from a single clan, the Suwŏn Paek. The clan’s founding ancestor was named Paek U-kyŏng; he migrated to Korea from China in 780.

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