Jang (Korean surname)
|Hanja||張, 章, 莊, 蔣|
Jang, Chang, and (less often) Zang are romanizations of the common Korean surname 장, previously several separate surnames derived from the Chinese surnames Zhang (Hanja 張), Zhang (章), Zhuang (莊), and Jiang (蔣).
In a study by the National Institute of the Korean Language based on 2007 application data for South Korean passports, it was found that 84.5% of people with this surname spelled it in Latin letters as Jang in their passports. Another 14.9% spelled it as Chang, and 0.2% as Zhang. Rare alternative spellings included Jahng and Jean.
Chang is a common surname in the United States and was listed 424th overall and 11th among Asian and Pacific Islanders in 2000. However, the vast majority of these were Chinese Americans going by the Wade-Giles romanization of the Chinese surname.
List of persons with the surname
- 성씨 로마자 표기 방안: 마련을 위한 토론회 [Plan for romanisation of surnames: a preparatory discussion]. National Institute of the Korean Language. 25 June 2009. p. 60. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
- US Census Bureau. Op. cit. Public Broadcasting Service. "How Popular Is Your Last Name?" Accessed 6 Apr 2012.
- United States Census Bureau. "Genealogy Data: Frequently Occurring Surnames from Census 2000". 27 Sept 2011. Accessed 29 Mar 2012.
- Lauderdale, Diane S. & al. "Asian American ethnic identification by surname". Population Research & Policy Review 19: 283–300. Klewer Academic Publishers, 2000.