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Amongst the most common Chinese surnames?[edit]

I'm not an expert on Chinese surnames: when writes that "It is amongst one of the top five most common chinese surname which dated back to ancient time", does (s)he mean that either 黃 (Huang) or 王,汪 (Wang) appears in the top 5 separately (and if so, which one?), or that both taken together make it as common as it is? TheVenerableBede 17:25GMT, Dec 07, 2004

Second meaning[edit]

These are so different, is the existance of a second page, and perhaps this one as a disambig. page necessary (I know that they are only sub-stubs...) Estel 16:14, Nov 6, 2004 (UTC)

I thought about this, but was dissuaded from creating a separate page after I read the advice on Disambiguation pages: "Sections on one page: Several small articles of just a paragraph or so each can co-exist on a single page, separated by headings. Although this is a disambiguation page, the disambiguation notice should not be put here as the page doesn't link to other articles with similar title. But as each section grows, there comes a point where each meaning must have a page of its own." ... and I took it to mean that, until the descriptions of either Wong1 or wong2 are significantly expanded, separate pages wouldn't be necessary(?) However: I've no strong feelings about the matter, and if you feel I'm misinterpreting, I'm more than happy to follow your initial advice.

Nah - it wasn't advice. That seems like the correct interpretation. What I will do though is add the headings to seperate the seperate meanings. Estel 12:51, Nov 8, 2004 (UTC)

Hong Kong surname?[edit]

My own mother's surname is Wong, and she is Hokkien, not Cantonese, as well as having nothing to do with Hong Kong, so why is this classified as a Cantonese or Hong Kong surname?--Huaiwei 11:53, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Feel free to expand the article or add categories if necessary. — Instantnood 12:10, Apr 4, 2005 (UTC)


I have added a brief note on the origin of the surname Wong (黃).

Although the previous description of Wong as a Cantonese surname is certainly erroneous, I have refrained from deleting it mainly because the subject matter is so difficult to explain. The wholly different Chinese surnames of 黃 and 王 share the same lingistic pronouciation in Cantonese and Mandarin. But in Mandarin, it can also resulted in Huang and Wang being used. To add to the confusion, with some other dialects it is not uncommon to have some other variations, like the use of Ng in Hokkien!

I shall leave this to the a better person to sort out! 09:11, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Uong (variant spelling)[edit]

Nearly 25 years ago I met some Uongs in the Fargo North Dakota area and they came from a Cantonese-speaking area, the type of work I was doing I knew someone who had just been in Hong Kong and had to learn the language, or at least the spoken Cantonese, and he found they were Cantonese.

The only problem is, is that I never did find out what part of China they were from but when they got here they said that their surname was spelled 'Uong'. Part of how they got here involved getting out of China about the time that Mao Tse Tung took over. They were middle-aged but had teenage children.

Any idea where 'Uong' comes from?

"Notable Wongs"[edit]

A listing of a "notable" person is in most cases, very subjective. Not many of the recent notables that had been listed earlier were recognizable (!)... and even worst, to have a name blatantly listed with no expansion on the background of the notable is not worthy of inclusion. So please present and support your notable person in more supportive detail, else it would be viewed as just hogging up valuable space here.

There should be a way for some non-biased quantitative way to decide who is and isn't notable. Your thoughts everyone? Flytrap canada 23:13, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

There is, same for all other lists. If those people have a wikipedia article then they are notable. If they have an article but the article doesn't establish noteablity then nominate it for deletion. If someone adds red links then delete the name Nil Einne 16:02, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Wong can be anyone of the following surnames (in Mandarin)- WANG2 王, HUANG2 黄, and WANG1 汪. The first two are common Chinese surnames- WANG2 王 is the 2nd largest (Not the fourth) Chinese surname, HUANG2 黄 is the 7th (used to be the 8th), WANG1 汪 is a less common one. People who do not read or write Chinese often confuse between these surnames (especially the first two).

WONG is NOT one Chinese surname and CANNOT be considered as such because my Wong may not be your Wong, and his Wong may not be the other's Wong.

This article should not have been created, its information should be have been placed under WANG2 王, HUANG2 黄, and WANG1 汪. All the notable people in the list can be placed under either WANG2 王 or HUANG2 黄. EHBX 10:55, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

EHBX are you a Wong? You must understand that people whom spell their last name WONG instead of HUANG are from different origins? The Chinese community can easily distinguish the origin with how you spell your name in anglicized form. Wong is Cantonese of origin and Huang is Mandarin and if you know something about Cantonese and Mandarin you will know its very different and have have their cultural differences. Although Wong and Huang are the same last name but know that people keep their heritage with how you spell their last name, a Wong will never change his last name to Huang in spelling it will be blasphemous in the eye of our family ancestors. Plus two WONGs do make a right! Neoking (talk) 18:04, 21 December 2009 (UTC)