Ong (surname)

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Ong is a Hokkien romanization of several Chinese surnames: (Wáng in Hanyu Pinyin), (also Wāng), (traditional) or (simplified; Huáng); and (Weng). Ong or Onge is also a surname of English origin, with earliest known records found in Western Suffolk taxation records from c. 1280 AD.[1]

Romanization[edit]

Under the Pe̍h-ōe-jī romanization system, 王 but not the other names includes a circumflex over its vowel: Ông. However, this is often omitted in practice.

Distribution[edit]

In Singapore, Ong is the fifth-most-common surname among Chinese residents. In the United States, Ong was the 6,682nd most common surname during the 1990 US census and the 4,343rd most common surname during the year 2000 US census.[2]

Notable Ongs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "where does Ong come from?". Ong Family History. 11 October 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  2. ^ PBS. "How Popular Is Your Last Name?" Accessed 6 April 2012. Archived 27 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine