surnames are …
of Chinese origin.
The surnames listed
on this site
were selected because
there is a
Chinese family name.
Spoken Chinese is divided
into several regional divisions
(e.g., Mandarin, Cantonese, etc.)…
So there can be a great diversity
in the pronunciation & spelling
for the exact same family name.
Different family names that have the same
or very similar pronunciation
will have the same spelling…
such as Li, which actually represents
six different family names.
Did you know that
the spelling for a
may not represent
Chinese family name?
Over 150 years of
coming to America,
and the family names
they brought with them,
to the evolution of Chinese
If you are looking for more information
about your family’s Chinese American surname,
We hope that you find the
information on this website
to be helpful, enlightening, and enjoyable!
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