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)
Alphabetical Index of Chinese Surnames
Hundred Families Surname Poem
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
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).
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