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  The China Experience: The origin of Chinese Surnames
The Chinese have had surnames long before the period of the Three Emperors and Five Kings, that is, during the time when recognition was given only to one's mother and not one's father.
This is because the Chinese had discovered, long ago, that marriages of close relatives would be detrimental to future generations.
In any solemn ceremony or important celebration, the Chinese have their clan-names written on lanterns which are hung high in a prominent place, such as the main entrance of the house.
www.chinavista.com /culture/letters/surnames.html   (562 words)

  
  Surname Origin & Last Name Meanings. Free Family Name Dictionary with Family History & Genealogy Resources by Ancestor ...
A surname, also known as a last name or family name, is a fixed name shared in common with the members of a family and is passed down from generation to generation.
The use of a surname is relatively new in history and was adopted in order to legally distinguish two individuals with the same first name.
Surname spelling has evolved over centuries and until the 20th century, the spelling of a surname was not fixed.
www.searchforancestors.com /surnames/origin   (607 words)

  
  Chinese Name Tattoo- Chinese Name Translation - Chinese Name Calligraphy- translate names from English to Chinese ...
Most Chinese names have 3 or 2 characters, with the first character being the surname and the remaining characters being the first name.
Chinese characters evolved from pictographs to more abstract ideograms to the modern-day character, which bears a slight resemblance to its pictographic origins.
Over 2000 Chinese traditional characters have been changed by the government into the simplified form by reducing the number of strokes, and thus changing the entire form and balance of the character.
www.transname.com /chinesename1.html   (931 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Generation name
In Chinese practice, the banci was shared by a lineage having a common ancestor and generally originating in the same Chinese location.
Thus a single Chinese surname has many different generational names associated with it, and people not sharing the same banci are seen as coming from different families.
A Chinese surname, family name (Chinese: 姓; Hanyu Pinyin: or clan name 氏; shì), is one of the hundreds or thousands of family names that have been historically used by Han Chinese and Sinicized Chinese ethnic groups in mainland China, Taiwan, and among ethnic Chinese in overseas Chinese communities.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Generation-name   (940 words)

  
 Chinese surname origin
The Chinese have had surnames long before the period of the Three Emperors and Five Kings, that is, during the time when recognition was given only to one's mother and not one's father.
The surnames originated from the name of the village in which one live or the family to which one belonged, while the clan-name derived from the name of the territory or the title granted, sometimes posthumously, by the emperor to a noble for an achievement.
In any solemn ceremony or important celebration, the Chinese have their clan-names written on lanterns which are hung high in a prominent place, such as the main entrance of the house.
www.asiarecipe.com /chisurname.html   (608 words)

  
 Chinese name, English name and Chinese characters -- Csymbol.com by Dr. Jun Shan
Chinese stamps are unique in Chinese culture, which not only have practical functions, but also are works of art themselves and an indispensable part of Chinese painting and calligraphy.
To learn Chinese culture, it is better to learn some Confucianism since it has been well integrated in Chinese culture and is the official state philosophy for over 2000 years.
Chinese tattoo was probably originated from a punishment to prisoners in ancient China, which was a type of tattoo on one's face.
csymbol.com   (577 words)

  
 Chinese surname origin
Hence, the Chinese character for surname is made up of two individual characters----one meaning woman and one meaning to give birth.
That is to say, the surnames of the early Chinese followed the maternal line.
The surnames originated from the name of the village in which one live or the family to which one belonged, while the clan-name derived from the name of the territory or the title granted, sometimes posthumously, by the emperor to a noble for an achievement.
asiarecipe.com /chisurname.html   (608 words)

  
 Chinese Query Surname
John chinese query surname believes that through scientific prayer all problems can be resolved and all beings can be renewed.
Real chinese query surname agents, rental property owners, condo associations and business owners are looking to technology to give them a marketing edge.
It is clearly a very possible successor to the switching/oscillating applications for the transistor, and its dual use as an optical chinese query surname device render it enormously valuable.
cyberwave.futuredot.info /chinese-query-surname.html   (1827 words)

  
 Chinese surname WANG (king)
Chinese surname WANG (¤ý) Wang means: the king; the ruler; The surname Wang is about 2500 years old.
As time went by the descendants of Ji Jin gave themselves the word WANG (¤ý) or King as their surname and left off the word Jia (®a) or family.
The surname Wang originated in an area referred to during the Qin Dynasty (¯³´Â 221BC to 207BC) as the Tai Yuan Prefecture (¤Ó­ì°p).
www.asiawind.com /pub/forum/fhakka/mhonarc/msg02066.html   (787 words)

  
 Get a Chinese Name
How to Pronounce Chinese Names: Covers the fine points of pronouncing the pinyin romanization system used to represent Chinese names.
Asian Brush Art: Carmelia will draw your Chinese name and mail it to you for $5.
Chinese Surname and Geneaology Discussion Board: Great place to go if you are a foreign born Chinese with questions about your name.
www.mandarintools.com /chinesename.html   (335 words)

  
 Questions, family coat of arms, last name meaning, surname origin
Always keep in mind that surnames are normally derived from what a person did for a living, but can be derived from the place that the family was from or a description of a person.
Also, surnames are normally derived from what a person did for a living, but can be derived from the place that the family was from or a description of a person.
There are multiple ways you can spell most surnames and it is possible that the spelling for your surname is very unique or from an area in the world that has very little data recorded from ancient times for the spelling of your name that you supplied.
www.thetreemaker.com /faqs.html   (2504 words)

  
  Chinese name at AllExperts
Note however, some Chinese people who emigrate to or do business with Western countries sometimes adopt a Westernized name; by simply reversing the "surname-given name" order to "given name-surname", or with a Western first name together with their surname, which is then written in the usual Western order with the surname last.
Among Chinese Americans, it is common practice to be referred to primarily by the Western name and to use the Chinese given name as a middle name; for instance, Soong would have "James Chu-yu Soong".
Chinese from Mainland China are generally recognizable from the Hanyu pinyin romanization used which includes "x", "zh" and "q" which are not found in other romanization systems and which does not use hyphens.
en.allexperts.com /e/c/ch/chinese_name.htm   (2075 words)

  
 Chinese Names - China Style
Traditionally, a Chinese surname is often passed down through the father, and Chinese women always retain their family name even after marriage.
The Chinese have had surnames long before the period of the Three Emperors and Five Kings (21st century BC), that is, during the time when recognition was given only to one's mother and not one's father.
There is a close relationship between surnames and totem worship; the early Chinese adopted the names or symbols of certain animals as their surname, such as Long which means dragon.
library.thinkquest.org /05aug/01780/essential/chinese-names.htm   (1151 words)

  
 devise.html
From the people surveyed, they said that only the rich and powerful have surnames in the past, surnames were inherited and were according to the dialect group, people from different parts of china have different surnames.
Most of them said the first surname is ŒZhao¹ in the book ŒBai Jia Xing¹ and majority knew nothing about it.
Some said that people of the same surnames share the same ancestors and is a resemblance of family bond.
library.thinkquest.org /C003580/survey1.html   (229 words)

  
 Chinese surname, Chinese traslation, Chinese name, Chinese names
Hence, the Chinese character for surname is made up of two individual characters----one meaning woman and one meaning to give birth.
The surnames originated from the name of the village in which one live or the family to which one belonged, while the clan-name derived from the name of the territory or the title granted, sometimes posthumously, by the emperor to a noble for an achievement.
In any solemn ceremony or important celebration, the Chinese have their clan-names written on lanterns which are hung high in a prominent place, such as the main entrance of the house.
www.bravochina.com /Chinesenames/chinese_surname.html   (584 words)

  
 ColorQ's Color Club: Chinese-West Asians (Chinese+Arab/Persian)
There are many Chinese from former commercial hubs of the Silk Route and the Spice Route who, although no longer identified with a foreign ethnic group, show Semitic or Indo-Iranian traces in their appearance.
Chinese Muslims continued to achieve high ranks in the Qing military, and were sometimes called upon to put down Muslim rebellions.
He was Chinese envoy and commander in chief of 6 great naval expeditions to nations in the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean, as far as the Red Sea.
www.colorq.org /MeltingPot/Asia/ChineseWestAsians.htm   (1582 words)

  
 Chinese Names   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chinese names are written in an order opposite to the western way, i.e.
Tradition has it that surnames usually consist of a single character (very seldom of two), whereas personal names are either one or two characters.
So that means that Chinese names usually have 2- 3 syllables only, which makes it very hard to "translate" western names into Chinese, as they are mostly longer than 3 syllables.
www.msu.edu /~chengsen/me/name.html   (185 words)

  
 Genealogy Chinese Names
These surnames were all alleged to be derived from a descendant of Chiang Tai Kung (姜 太 公) (1210-1120BC), one of the most celebrated generals in Chinese history and worshipped even today in China as a god who protects homes and shops.
The Yellow Emperor (surname of "Ji") is a legendary Chinese sovereign considered to be ancestor of all Han Chinese and reigned between 2698 - 2598 BC.
The challenge is to organize the information on the origins of the Tan surname in a coherent explanation and to try to confirm this explanation from historical references and Tan family zupu(s).
mysite.verizon.net /vzepzaui/history.html   (1950 words)

  
 Name
The family name “Liang” is the 21st most common Chinese surname and has taken many forms since its inception 2600 years ago.
The Hakka pronunciation for the surname is “Leong,” similar to that of the Cantonese, but pronounced with a slightly different accent.
The Liang surname is represented by the surname "León" there, a result of the translation into Spanish.
www.angelfire.com /co/leong/name.html   (686 words)

  
 Chinese Genealogy Resources - Surname Search Resources
- The dialect variants of the Surname Huang are: Huang,Hwang(Mandarin); Wong (Cantonese, Foochow); Bong (Hakka); Huynh (Vietnamese); Hwang (Korean); Ng (Hokkien, Teochiew); Oei, Ooi, Wee (Hokkien)
Chinese Surname Queries ~ No Chinese Characters required (A Large Lists of Queries)
Meaning of Some Chinese Surnames ~ Chinese Characters Required
www.distantcousin.com /Links/Ethnic/China/Surname.html   (109 words)

  
 Nel's Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Page
Chinese painting and calligraphy are done with bristle brushes.
My favorite is the freehand style Chinese painting, in which objects are painted with very few strokes, but yet the sprites and shapes are excellently captured by the curves and mo.
Chinese characters are hard to learn, takes time to write, easy to forget.
www.cs.ust.hk /~cpegnel/calligraphy/ChineseArt.html   (1332 words)

  
 金城Kaneshiro is a chinese surname? - China History Forum, chinese history forum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In ancient times, people in Japan were considered the property of the Emperor and their surname reflected the role in the government they served.
During the Republic of China era, people with the Manchurian surname Aisin Gioro were actually made to change their surnames to the Han surname 金 as Aisin Gioro meant gold in Manchurian.
kim is not a unique surname to the koreans, according to this site(http://www.answers.com/topics/takeshi-kaneshiro)that takeshi kaneshiro's father was actually a okinawan japanese(higher chance of being chinese descedent).
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=9812   (1382 words)

  
 Learn Chinese - Free online mandarin audio courses
This method is adequate for those who are learning to speak Chinese and want to gain fluency in everyday speaking and grammar use.
Introduction to the Pinyin, the Chinese Phonetic Alphabet, the four tones.
The Chinese-tools.com "Learn Chinese" Program is most appropriate for those who want to learn the Mandarin Chinese language on line.
www.chinese-tools.com /learn/chinese   (215 words)

  
 Chinese Surnames
The surname pages will contain links and references to Genealogies, Family Name Associations, Generation Names, home pages, and other references to persons of that surname.
For a review of a book in English on researching Chinese genealogy see You Are Royalty, A Guide to Your Chinese Ancestor.
If you are looking for information please post a query to threads on my Chinese Surnames and Genealogy Queries and Responses Page.
www.geocities.com /chinesesurname   (339 words)

  
 Collected Precedents of the S.C.A.: Chinese
As such, it is reserved for use in the SCA and is not registerable as a byname or surname.
The Chinese character for Shiao, the first syllable of this submitted given name is relatively easy to identify because there appears to be only one Chinese character with the intended meaning that a typical American might spell as Shiao.
Relevent period Chinese given name conventions can be summarized as follows: (1) generally two syllables long, (2) meanings are carried by their written Chinese characters, and (3) female names sometimes refer to flowers.
www.sca.org /heraldry/laurel/precedents/CompiledNamePrecedents/Chinese.html   (1046 words)

  
 Chinese Surname Queries
Re: Re: Re: Prevalence of the Qin surname - Sharon Chun 03/05/06 (
Re: Re: Prevalence of the Qin surname - Sharon Chun 02/01/06 (
Re: Prevalence of the Qin surname - Louie Ching 10/29/05 (
www.ziplink.com /~rey/ch/queries   (6769 words)

  
 Products find way into museums
Treasures of a Study is a set of high-quality traditional Chinese stationery, including a writing brush produced in Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, an inkstick produced in Huizhou, East China's Anhui Province, Xuan paper, a Duanxi ink-slab, a jade seal and a rosewood paperweight.
The surname badges represent China's 100 most popular surnames and are in the style of traditional Chinese characters inscribed on bronze.
"The surname badges skilfully combine Chinese characters with the Olympics, and have a unique cultural significance," Wang Wuyu, vice-director of the museum, said at the ceremony to receive the set.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /2008/2006-12/01/content_747954.htm   (454 words)

  
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So when Chinese translators need to write a non-Chinese name in their language, they try to choose Chinese characters which, when pronounced, sound something like the name they wish to translate.
In addition, there are two methods of writing many Chinese characters: the traditional method, used in Taiwan; and the simplified method, used in mainland China and employing fewer strokes (lines) for certain words.
First character: This is the Chinese word for "American." The brackets indicate to readers that what follows is a Chinese version of an American name.
www.pitt.edu /~kloman/chinesename.html   (691 words)

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