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Chinese surname No. 10 Chen2 [陳]


Chen2 means : to arrange; to exhibit; to tell; to narrate; old; stale.
e.g. Chen2 Lie4 Guan3 means : an exhibition hall.
Surname Chen2 is about 2700 years old.
Variations include Ch'en2 (Wade-Giles), Chin, Chan (Cantonese), Tan.
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The history of surname Chen2 [陳]

For some information about this, see In Search of your Asian Roots: Genealogical Research on Chinese Surnames, paragraph 30. Bibliography entries 15, 17, 30, 43, 67, 72, and 109 also refer to this surname.
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