This is a free website for researching the history and meaning behind different Chinese surnames.

“The most accurate way is if you know your last name in Chinese. To view the Chinese characters on this page, you can download a software from here. Simply find out the number of strokes your last name has, and look up the table below (number of strokes can be found on the far left column of the table). You can also search for the English spelling of your last name from the search engine. The same English spelling may represent more than one Chinese last name.”

The information used to create these pages was extracted from Chinese genealogy books.


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