Wei (魏, 韋, 蔿, 衛, 尉)
Region of origin
Wei (魏, 韋, 衛, 尉) is a Chinese surname. It was ranked the 122nd most common Chinese surname in 2006. Wei (魏) is the name used for the Kingdom of Wei.
Notable people surnamed Wei (魏) [ edit ]
Zhou Dynasty, Wei (state) (魏) the Ji family get surname Wei (魏). During the Northern Wei (北魏), Xiaowen family get the surname Wei with state name.
Ming Dynasty, Gao (高) and Li (李) family change surname to Wei. Wei is also a surname used by some Chinese Minorities.
Wei Chen, Chinese singer and actor
Wei Jingsheng, Chinese dissident
Wei Qing, general of the Western Han Dynasty
Wei Qiuyue, Chinese volleyball player Lady
Wei Shuo, calligrapher
Wei Tao-Ming, ambassador, mayor of Nanjing, governor of Taiwan, foreign minister
Wei Yan, military officer of Shu during the Three Kingdoms Period
Wei Zheng, statesman of the Tang Dynasty
Wei Zhongxian, eunuch, original name Li Jinzhong a common misspelling of
Michelle Wie, golfer
Notable people surnamed Wei (衛) [ edit ]
Zhou Dynasty, Wey (衛) ruler Wei Yang (衛鞅)'s family name was Gongsun (公孫), not Wei family (衛). During the Han Dynasty, Wei Man (衛滿) was baron of Yan (state). During the Northern Wei (北魏), Xiaowen family got the surname Wei with state name.
Notable people surnamed Wei (尉) [ edit ]
Wei (尉) family name originated from
Wei family of Zheng (郑国), Yu family of Xia Dynasty (复), and Royal of Northern Wei (北魏), and many more.
Wei Liao (尉缭, Wèi Liáo) - a strategist of Warring States Period, known for his classic military text . Wei Liaozi
Notable people surnamed Wei (韋) [ edit ]
Wei (韋) family name from
Peng (彭) the form a Xiong (熊) of Chu. Also, during the Han Dynasty, Han Xin's son escaped to Wei Country (韋) because of the purge of Empress_Lü_Zhi, and later got the surname Wei (韋) from the region's name.
Notable people surnamed Wei (蔿) [ edit ]
Wei (蔿) family name from the
Yuan (surname) (薳) the form a Xiong (surname) (熊) of Chu (state).
See also [ edit ]