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Re: two-character Chinese surnames


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Posted by passerby on December 10, 2001 at 01:36:38:

In Reply to: two-character Chinese surnames posted by Bai Xinyu on October 23, 2001 at 19:28:12:

: I'm interested in any info on Chinese compound surnames such as Sima, Zhuge, Siguang. I know that Ouyang and Situ (Sitoe) are relatively common but what are the other compound surnames? I heard that there are about 30? Has anyone heard of Yuchi/Yu(4)chi(2)? Are there still people with this surname around? The Yu is a character that is normally read as Wei(4) and chi means 'late'.

: Thanks! ^_^

The Yu Chi surname probably does not exist anymore. This surname originated from the Xian Pi people in the 4th Century. Most of the descendants have shortened their surname to Wei nowadays



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