Fei (surname)

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Family name
Region of origin Chinese
Related names Translations simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Fèi
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Fei (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Fèi) is a traditional Chinese surname. It is ranked 65th in the Hundred Family Surnames.

This surname has three main sources. Two of them are from the State of Lu during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 BC), part of present-day Shandong province. A senior official of the state of Lu was granted a city named Fei, while the son of a certain duke was granted a county named Fei. Both of these place names were adopted by descendants as surnames. A third source of the name is Fei Zhong, a high minister of the Yin Dynasty (1401–1122 BC).[2]

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