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Updated January 23, 2020

Family name origins & meanings

  • Chinese : from the name of a district called Weng that existed during the Zhou dynasty. A son of Zhao Wang, fourth king (1052–1002 bc) of the Zhou dynasty, was granted this district and his descendants adopted the place name as their surname.
  • German : habitational name from any of several places so named in southern Germany and Austria.
  • Danish : unexplained.

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