Le (surname)

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Le is a romanization of several East Asian surnames.

It is a fairly common surname in the United States, ranked 975th during the 1990 census and 368th during the year 2000 one.[1] In 2000, it was the eighth-most-common surname among America's Asian and Pacific Islander population,[2] predominantly from its Vietnamese use.[3] It was also reported among the top 200 surnames in Ontario, Canada, based on a survey of that province's Registered Persons Database of Canadian health card recipients as of the year 2000.[4]

Origins of surname[edit]

Mandarin[edit]

Minnan[edit]

Southern China[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

List of people with the surname[edit]

Le

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ US Census Bureau. Op. cit. Public Broadcasting Service. "How Popular Is Your Last Name?" Accessed 6 Apr 2012.
  2. ^ "Genealogy Data: Frequently Occurring Surnames from Census 2000". 27 Sep 2011. 
  3. ^ Lauderdale, Diane S.; et al. (2000). "Asian American ethnic identification by surname" (PDF). Population Research & Policy Review 19: 283–300. 
  4. ^ Shah, B. R.; Chiu, M.; Amin, S.; Ramani, M.; Sadry, S.; Tu, J. V. (2010). "Surname lists to identify South Asian and Chinese ethnicity from secondary data in Ontario, Canada: A validation study". BMC Medical Research Methodology 10: 42. doi:10.1186/1471-2288-10-42. PMC 2877682. PMID 20470433.  edit