Lu (surname 魯)

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Lǔ (鲁/魯)
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Pronunciation Lǔ (Mandarin)
Lo (Cantonese)
Language(s) Chinese
Origin
Language(s) Old Chinese
Word/Name State of Lu

is the pinyin romanization of the Chinese surname written in simplified character and in traditional character. It is also spelled Lo according to the Cantonese pronunciation. Lu 鲁 is listed 49th in the Song Dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames.[1] As of 2008, Lu 鲁 is the 115th most common surname in China.[2]

Origin[edit]

According to several ancient genealogy texts including the Tang Dynasty Yuanhe Xing Zuan, Xing Pu (姓谱), and Xingshi Kaolue (姓氏考略), the surname Lu 鲁 originated from the ancient State of Lu, which was founded by Bo Qin, son of the Duke of Zhou, in the 11th century BC. During the Warring States period, Lu was conquered by the State of Chu, one of the seven major powers at the time, in 256 BC. Many people of Lu subsequently adopted the name of their former state as their surname. It is considered a branch of Ji 姬, the royal surname of the state of Lu.[3][4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "百家姓" [Hundred Family Surnames] (in Chinese). Guoxue. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  2. ^ "中国最新300大姓排名(2008)" [300 most common surnames in China (2008)]. Taiwan.cn. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  3. ^ 鲁姓起源 [Origin of the Lu surname] (in Chinese). Government of Henan. 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  4. ^ 鲁姓起源,名人及家谱 [Origin and famous people of the Lu surname] (in Chinese). Shangdu. 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2014-02-05.