Posted by ruitao (18.104.22.168) on September 12, 2003 at 16:32:48:
In Reply to: Origins of my Chinese surname... posted by Xi Guo Feng on August 30, 2003 at 11:07:24:
Your surname "ÙÒ", one of the entries in the Hundred Family Surnames, is actually a rare literary term whose meaning is more or less the same as Ï² (no two characters in Chinese are EXACTLY the same -- even variant characters differ in contexual usage). Thus, ÙÒ is most often used with ÀÖ (le2) to mean "joyous".
I suspect that ¹ú·ç may refer to cultural aspects such as national heritage or national customs. With that being said, the entirety of your name means "Joyous Customs of the Nation".
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