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Chinese surname No. 24 Zhang1 [張]


Zhang1 means : to stretch; to open up.
There are more than 100 million people in the world with this surname Zhang1.
The ancient Chinese character of Zhang was not written as Gong (bow) + Zhang3 (long) but Gong (bow) + Ju4 (large or huge).
Present day Zhang is = Gong + Zhang3.
Ancient day Zhang was = Gong + Ju4 which had disappeared from history.
Surname Zhang is an ancient surname and it is about 4700 years old.
Variations include Zhang, Chang1 (Wade-Giles), Cheung(Cantonese), Chong, Teoh(Fukien Hakka), Teo, Chiang, Cheong, Jong [r57.8].

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Addresses of the Cheung's Family Association (please use a table-aware browser)

Name Address Phone
Cheung's Family Association U.S.A.

39 Grant Ave., 2nd Fl
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 981-7022
Cheung's Clansmen Charity (Europe) Association
 
 
5 Old Compton Street, 1st Floor
London W1V 5PH, UK
0171-434 0538

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The history of surname Zhang [張]

For some information about this, see In Search of your Asian Roots: Genealogical Research on Chinese Surnames, paragraph 30. Bibliography entries 42, 96, 101, 109, 115, and 172 also refer to this surname.
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A Chang [張] Genealogy

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