Féng

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Féng
馮姓 - 楷體.svg
Feng surname in regular script
Pronunciation Féng (Pinyin)
Pâng (Pe̍h-ōe-jī)
Language(s) Chinese, Vietnamese
Origin
Language(s) Old Chinese
Word/Name Chang'an, Shaanxi, China
Derivation Duke Gao of Bi (畢公高)
Other names
Variant(s) Feng, Fong (Mandarin)
Fung, Foong (Hong Kong)
Fong (Macao)
Pang, Phang (Hokkien, Teochew)
Phùng (Vietnamese)
See also Ji

Féng (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ) is a Chinese surname. It was 9th in the Song Dynasty Baijiaxing and is reported as the 31st most common Chinese last name in 2006.[1] Unlike the less common Feng name "phoenix" (fourth tone) it is a rising second tone féng in modern Mandarin.

The character itself, is made up of the character for "Horse" with an ice radical consisting of two strokes to the left that is meant to suggest speed or galloping.[2]

Historical roots[edit]

The surname descended from the 15th son of King Wen of Zhou, Gao the Duke of Bi (畢公高), whose last name was Ji. During the Spring and Autumn period, an official of the Zheng kingdom, Feng Jian Zi was awarded the land of Feng (Henan province). The Jin kingdom besieged Feng and gave it to Wei Zhang Qing. Thus descendants of Wei Zhang Qing also have the last name of Feng.

The surname originates from the southeast of Chang'an in Shaanxi Province.

Variations[edit]

English spelling variations include:

In Vietnam, the surname Phùng was formerly written with the same character.

Notable people with the name Feng[edit]

Notable people with the name Fung[edit]

Notable people with the name Pang[edit]

  • Aloysius Pang (冯伟衷), Singporean actor
  • Alvin Pang (Chinese: 冯启明; born 1972, Singapore), Singaporean author

References[edit]

  1. ^ 冯姓 "旧百家姓排名:9 新百家姓排名:31"
  2. ^ "馮". Retrieved 2007-10-21.