Heng (surname)

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As a surname, Heng may refer to:


Heng is mostly identified as a Teochew-romanized Chinese surname written (Wáng in Hanyu Pinyin) in Singapore and Malaysia. The Chinese surname was listed 8th on the famous Song Dynasty list of the Hundred Family Surnames and is the most common surname in mainland China.[2]

However, Heng is an uncommon name in the United States (ranked 13,044th during the 1990 census and 10,281st during the year 2000 census).[3]

Notable Hengs[edit]




  1. ^ Origin of the surname Wang, Wong, Ong, Heng.
  2. ^ "公安部统计:'王'成中国第一大姓 有9288万人 [Public Security Bureau Statistics: 'Wang' Found China's #1 'Big Family', Includes 92.88m People]." 24 Apr 2007. Accessed 27 Mar 2012.(in Chinese)
  3. ^ US Census Bureau. Op. cit. Public Broadcasting Service. "How Popular Is Your Last Name?" Accessed 6 Apr 2013.