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Not to be confused with Peng (surname).
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There are four commonly cited origins to the Pang surname. They are:
- 1. The Pang surname originates from the surname Ji (姬), the ancestral name of the Zhou dynasty. Descendents of King Wen of Zhou became the rulers of the vassal state Pang, located in today's Nanyang.
- 2. The Pang surname originates from the surname Gaoyang (高揚), that of the mythological emperor Zhuanxu.
- 3. A wealthy family around Xiangyang took the surname Pang, due to it having the meaning of grand or large.
- 4. A small fraction of Chinese ethnic minorities have the Pang surname. They include the Manchu, the Tujia, the Yao, the Qiang, and the Mongols.
Prominent people with the surname 庞 / 龐
- Pang Bingxun (龐炳勛; Wade–Giles: Pang Ping-hsun (1879-1963), military general during the Second Sino-Japanese War
- Pang De (龐德; 170 – 219), prominent general during the late Eastern Han Dynasty and Three Kingdoms era of China
- Pang Hui (龐會), military general serving the Kingdom of Wei during the Three Kingdoms era in ancient China
- Pang Juan (龐涓), military general from the Warring States Period
- Pang Wanchun (龐萬春), fictional character from Water Margin
- Pang Tong (龐統; 179 - 214), advisor to Liu Bei during the late Eastern Han Dynasty
- Pang Xi (龐羲), officer of the Three Kingdoms Period
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