Posted by CEN , TSEN, SAM AND GIM on November 16, 2001 at 17:03:32:
In Reply to: SHUM posted by kevin on January 08, 2001 at 00:40:52:
: looking for origin of name, related information, and any other persons with similar last name.
THE SURNAME CEN (SAM, SUM, SHUM, TS'EN, GIM AND CEM)ORIGINATED FROM THE ZHOU DYNASTY. THE ZHOU PEOPLE WERE CONSIDERED THE FIRST SEMI-NOMADIC WAR-LIKE BARBARIANS TO INVADE CHINA. THEY WERE A MIXED GROUP OF PRE-HAN CHINESE, MONGOL, MANCHU, TIBETAN AND TURKS. THE LIVED PRIMARILY IN NORTHWEST TO NORTHEAST INNER MONGOLIAN AND NORTH CHINA PROPER (SHAANXI AND SHANXI PROVINCE). OVER TIME THEY MIGRATED TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF CHINA.
OVERTIME THE ZHOU PEOPLE LIKE OTHER GROUPS MAKEUP
THE HAN CHINESE PEOPLE OF TODAY.
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