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Chinese surname No. 394 Guan1 [關 ]


Guan1 means : mountain pass, close; shut; cover.
e.g. Guan Xin means show concern for; be concerned about.
Surname Guan is an ancient surname and it is about 3700 years old.
Variations include Kuan1 (Wade-Giles), Kwan, Quan (Cantonese)
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The history of surname Guan1 [關 ]

For some information about this, see In Search of your Asian Roots: Genealogical Research on Chinese Surnames, paragraph 260. Bibliography entry 115 also refers to this surname.

Also see History of Kwans in Guangdong.

See also, Origin of Guan, Kwan, Kuan, Kwuan, Quan
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A Guan1 [關 ]village

XiangxiChangan 廣東 Gwong Doong (Guangdong)
開平 縣 Hoi-Ping Uen(Kaiping xian)
風灣 Foong-Wan (Fengwan)
向西 里 Heng-Sai Lay (Xiangxi li)
長安 里 村 ChengOn Lay Ts'uen (Changan li cun).
For some information about this, contact me.
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