Posted by Marie Kwok (188.8.131.52) on October 17, 2006 at 11:20:48:
In Reply to: Re: history about my surname posted by Jim on February 15, 2002 at 05:08:51:
I wrote just now saying "Guo" was the name of the fief of a younger brother of the 3rd king/emperor of the Chou dynasty, and that's the origin of name. I just checked. I remembered wrong.
It's actually the 3rd son of Chou Wen-wang(Ji Chang), the father of the first Chou king/emperor. So "Guo" was the name of the fief given a younger brother of the first Chou king/emperor, Chou Wu-wang(Ji Fa).
This is information is in the "Ci Hai" dictionary, and the dictionary cites the "Three Annals of the Spring & Autumn Period" and in the "Book of Mencius" as references for the entry.
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