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Yin surname in regular script
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尹 (Yoon in Korea, Yǐn in China, Doãn in Vietnam) is a family name of the East Asian.
Korean surname Yoon
List of notable Yoons
- Yoon Bit-Garam, football player
- Yoon Bomi, singer, member of South Korean girl group Apink
- Yun Bong-gil, Korean independence activist
- Yoon Bora, a member of girl group SISTAR
- Yun Bo-seon, second president of South Korea
- Yoon Do-hyun, rock singer/songwriter
- Yun Dong-ju, poet active during the period of Japanese rule
- Yoon Doo-joon, singer, leader of boy band B2ST
- Yoon Eun-hye, actress and singer (Princess Hours, Coffee Prince)
- Yun Gwan, military general during the Goryeo dynasty.
- Isang Yun, composer
- James Yun, professional wrestler, better known under the stage name Jimmy Wang Yang.
- Yoon Je-kyoon, film director and producer (Sex Is Zero, Haeundae)
- Johnny Yune, comedian/actor (They Call Me Bruce?, The Cannonball Run)
- Yoon Jong-Hwan, football player
- Yoon Jong-shin, singer and songwriter
- Karl Yune, actor (Memoirs of a Geisha, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid)
- Yoon Kyung-shin, Olympic athlete and international handball player
- Yun Mi-Jin, South Korean archer and Olympic gold medalist
- Rick Yune, model and actor (The Fast and the Furious, Die Another Day)
- Sang Yoon, Korean American restaurateur, chef and founder of Father's Office
- Yoon Sang-hyun, actor and singer (Queen of Housewives, Secret Garden)
- Yun Seon-do, notable poet in the Joseon Dynasty
- Yoon Shi-yoon, actor (King of Baking, Kim Takgu, Flower Boys Next Door)
- Yoon So-hee, actress
- Yoon Son-ha, actress (Did We Really Love?)
- Tommy Yune, writer/artist (Speed Racer) and director (Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles)
- Yun Yea-Ji, figure skater
- Yoon Yeo-jeong, actress (Woman of Fire, The Housemaid)
- Yoon Mi-rae, (born Natasha Shanta Reid) hip hop, R&B singer, and rapper. (also known as Tasha Reid, Baby Tasha, Toddler Tasha, or T).
The Papyeong (파평/坡平) Yoon clan, which has its seat in Papyeong-myeon, Paju City, is the most well-known Yun clan. Several Papyeong Yoon women became queens during the early Joseon Dynasty, and the last ruling Empress, Empress Sunjeong of the Korean Empire, was from another Yoon clan, Haepyeong Yoon. The clan's founding ancestor is General Yun Sin-dal, who assisted Wanggeon in founding the Goryeo Dynasty. The 2000 South Korean census found 221,433 households claiming membership in the Papyeong clan, with a total population of 713,947.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Sunjeong "Empress Sunjeong was born Lady Yun of Haepyeong in Seoul and her father was Marquis Yun Taek-yeong, the Lord of Haepung."
When the tomb of Yoon Gwan was rediscovered in the 18th century, it sparked a 300 year old family Feud between the Yoon and Shim Clan. The reason for the feud was because a member of the Shim clan was buried uphill from Yoon Gwan's tomb.
Chinese surname Yǐn
Yǐn (Chinese: 尹; pinyin: Yǐn) originates from a pictogram of a royal headdress. It was first used in 2597 BCE by the son of Shao Hao (one of five kings in the "pre-China" Five Kings era), who took on the surname and became the Duke of Yin (a village in northeast China). In 1783 BCE, the Shang Dynasty created the Position of Yin (equivalent to First Minister, most-favored Minister, or Lord Protector). Lord Yi Chi of the Hua tribe helped orchestrate a near-bloodless coup bringing the Shang Dynasty to power, was rewarded with this title, and changed his name to Yi Yǐn (伊尹). In 800 BCE, Bo Jifu, a renowned judge during the reign of Zhou Xuan Wang, also held this position, and changed his name to Yin Jifu. During the era of the Imperial Examination System, three other magistrates took on the surname Yǐn (尹) to denote their Imperial rank and favoured status.
- Yin Fu, creator of a sub-branch of the Bagua martial art; bodyguard to the Empress Dowager Cixi and personal trainer of the Emperor.
- Yin Han and Yin Zhen, members of the judiciary of the Han Dynasty.
- Yin Lin, a painter of the Tang Dynasty.
- Yin Zhongke, a member of the judiciary of the Song Dynasty.
- Yin Zhangsheng, a painter of the Song Dynasty,
- Yin Wen, a personal tutor of princes of the Ming Dynasty
- Wan Kwong, a Hong Kongnese pop singer.
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