Jang (Korean surname)

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Revised Romanization Jang
McCune–Reischauer Chang

Jang, Chang, and (less often) Zang are romanizations of the common Korean surname , previously several separate surnames derived from the Chinese surnames Zhang (Hanja ), Zhang (), Zhuang (), and Jiang ().[citation needed]


During the 2000 South Korean Census, there were more than 940,000 people in South Korea–more than 2% of the general population–with this surname, most written with the hanja 張.[citation needed]

Jang is a relatively common surname in the United States and was listed 5,531st overall during the 2000 US Census.[1] Zang was much less common and ranked 14,627th.[1]

Chang is a common surname in the United States and was listed 424th overall[1] and 11th among Asian and Pacific Islanders in 2000.[2] However, the vast majority of these were Chinese Americans going by the Wade-Giles romanization of the Chinese surname.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c US Census Bureau. Op. cit. Public Broadcasting Service. "How Popular Is Your Last Name?" Accessed 6 Apr 2012.
  2. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Genealogy Data: Frequently Occurring Surnames from Census 2000". 27 Sept 2011. Accessed 29 Mar 2012.
  3. ^ Lauderdale, Diane S. & al. "Asian American ethnic identification by surname". Population Research & Policy Review 19: 283–300. Klewer Academic Publishers, 2000.