Chan (surname)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Chan is a non-pinyin romanisation of multiple Chinese surnames, based on different varieties of Chinese.

Among respondents to the 2000 United States Census, Chan was the 12th-most common surname among Asian Pacific Americans, and 459th-most common overall, with 59,811 bearers (91.0% of whom identified as Asian/Pacific Islander).[1] Chan was the ninth-most common Chinese surname in Singapore as of 1997 (ranked by English spelling, rather than by Chinese characters). Roughly 48,400 people, or 1.9% of the Chinese Singaporean population, bore the surname Chan.[2]

Cantonese romanisation of 陈/陳[edit]

Chan is a Cantonese romanisation of the surname spelled in pinyin as Chén (陳).

Hokkien romanisation of 曾[edit]

Chan is a Hokkien romanisation of the surname spelled in pinyin as Zēng (曾). People with this surname include:

Mandarin Wade–Giles romanisation of 詹[edit]

Chan is a Mandarin Wade–Giles romanisation (often used in Taiwan) of the surname spelled in pinyin as Zhān (詹). People with this surname include:

  • Chan Chun-po (詹春柏; born 1941), Taiwanese Kuomintang politician
  • Steve Chan (詹啟賢; born 1948), Taiwanese Kuomintang politician and physician
  • Thomas Chan (詹順貴; born 1963), Taiwanese Green Party politician
  • Chan Ya-wen (詹雅雯; born 1967), Taiwanese Hokkien pop singer
  • Chan Yih-shin (詹益信; born 1977), Taiwanese golfer
  • Faye Chan (詹雯婷; born 1981), Taiwanese singer
  • Chan Chin-wei (詹謹瑋; born 1985), Taiwanese female tennis player
  • Yako Chan (詹子晴; born 1988), Taiwanese singer and actress
  • Chan Che-Yuan (詹哲淵; born 1989), Taiwanese football midfielder
  • Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然; born 1989), Taiwanese tennis player
  • Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴; born 1993), Taiwanese tennis player, younger sister of Chan Yung-jan
  • Chan Sheng-Yao (詹聖堯), Taiwanese Buddhist master and artist
  • Chan Ting-I (詹婷怡), Taiwanese politician

Mandarin Wade–Giles romanisation of 战/戰[edit]

Chan is a Mandarin Wade–Giles romanisation (often used in Taiwan) of the surname spelled in pinyin as Zhàn (战/戰). People with this surname include:

  • Elisa Chan (戰琬瑜), American politician in Texas

Other[edit]

Chan is a romanisation of the surname spelled in pinyin as Tián (田). People with this surname include:

  • Chan Seng Khai (田承凱; born 1953), Malaysian politician in Sarawak
  • Jeremy Chan (田銘耀; born 1981), Singaporean actor and singer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Most common last names for Asians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S." Mongabay. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Popular Chinese Surnames in Singapore". Statistics Singapore Newsletter. 20 (2). October 1997. Archived from the original on 23 February 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2018.