Dang (鄭, 黨, 唐, 滕) is a Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian and German surname. It thus has its sources from both Asiatic languages and Indo-European languages. The two branches are thought to be unrelated.
- Hokchew Chinese surname in Fuzhou dialect or Hokchew Chinese, a language recognized by United Nations
- Indian Surname Dung/Dang Dang is a Surname which is often used by the people of India who migrated after 1947 from West Punjab (Now Pakistan). Commonly they are Hindus and Sikhs. Mostly they were Farmers and some were Soldiers before Partition. After Partition they came to India and spread across North India(Punjab,Delhi,Haryana,Odisha,Rajasthan & Gujarat).
It is also one of the surnames used by the munda people belonging to the schedule tribe
- Xia dynasty people, Xia (夏) clan
- region name of Shangdang (上党), Changzhi, Jin (Chinese state) people, branch of Zheng (鄭) clan
- Qiang people (Chang people)
- Hui people, branch of Cui/Choi clan
- Modern Chinese with new surname
- Huang Di at Legend Time 26th century BCE, Gongsun (公孫) family
- Qi (祁) family of Yao tribe at 24th century BCE, branch of Liu (劉) clan
- Danzhu (丹朱), son of Emperor Yao
- Shu Yu of Tang (唐叔虞) in Tang (state), younger brother of King Cheng of Zhou 1042 BC, branch of Zheng (鄭) clan
- Qiang people (羌) of Gansu state, branch of Jin (金) clan
In Vietnam, the surname is correctly spelled Đặng and it is a popular Vietnamese name unlike in China and Korea. The name Đặng is transliterated as Deng in Chinese and Deung in Korean, all come from the word 鄧. It may originate from:
- State of Deng, a small state in Spring and Autumn period in China
- The Clan of Man (曼姓), the ruling clan of State of Deng. Later, they used state's name (Deng) as their surname.
- Huang Di, branch of Qi (祁) clan
The origin of Vietnamese "Đặng" remains unclear, however it is assumed that the native people of Vietnam had adopted the surname from Chinese literature and history. People with the surname Đặng;
- Đặng Dung (鄧容, 1373 - 1414), was the poet and general of the later Tran Dynasty
- Đặng Trần Côn (鄧陳琨 c.1705-1745) was one of the great poets in early modern history of Vietnam
- Trường Chinh (born Đặng Xuân Khu), Vietnamese communist leader
- Dang Thi Minh Hanh (Minh Hạnh), Vietnamese fashion designer
- Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh, Vietnamese politician
- Đặng Nhật Minh, Vietnamese film director
- Đặng Ngọc Ngự, Vietnamese pilot
- Đặng Văn Ngữ, Vietnamese doctor and intellectual.
- Đặng Phong, Vietnamese historian, specialized in Vietnam's economic history
- Đặng Hữu Phúc, Vietnamese pianist and film score composer
- Đặng Thái Sơn, Vietnamese pianist
- Đặng Thân, Vietnamese bilingual poet, fiction writer and essayist
- Đặng Thùy Trâm, Vietnamese doctor famous for her wartime diaries
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