Shèn (surname)

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Shèn[1] is the pinyin romanization of the Chinese surname .

Shen is the 340th surname in the Song-era Hundred Family Surnames.

Romanisation[edit]

慎 is romanised as Thận in Vietnamese.

Distribution[edit]

Shen was unlisted among the 100 most common surnames in mainland China in 2007 or among the 100 most common surnames on Taiwan in 2005. Similarly, although Chinese make up the largest part of America's Asian and Pacific Islander population,[2] none of the romanizations of 慎 appeared among the 1000 most common surnames during the AD 2000 US census.[3]

Origin[edit]

Shen is said to have originated in Yingshang County.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The approximate English pronunciation is /ʃən/.
  2. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census 2000: Chinese Largest Asian Group in the United States". 4 Mar 2002. Accessed 29 Mar 2012.
  3. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Genealogy Data: Frequently Occurring Surnames from Census 2000". 27 Sept 2011. Accessed 29 Mar 2012.
  4. ^ [1].