Ung (surname)

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Ung is a surname.

Origin[edit]

Ung is a Latin-alphabet spelling of two Cambodian surnames, given below in Geographic Department romanization:

It is the Sino-Korean reading of the Chinese surname Xióng, though that surname is not found modern South Korea.[3] It is also a Scandinavian surname literally meaning "young".

Statistics[edit]

According to the 2010 United States Census, roughly 4,519 people in the United States bore the surname Ung, with most (91.79%) being Asian Pacific Americans.[4] As of 2017, 16 people in Denmark and 26 people in Norway bore the surname Ung.[5][6]

People[edit]

  • Per Ung (1933–2013), Norwegian sculptor
  • Chinary Ung (អ៊ុង ឈីណារី; born 1942), Cambodian composer
  • Ung Huot (អ៊ឹង ហួត; born 1947), Cambodian political figure
  • Loung Ung (អ៊ឹង លឿង; born 1970), Cambodian-born American human-rights activist and lecturer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "អ្នកជាប់ត្រកូលអ៊ឹងមានភាពលេចធ្លោនិងជោគជ័យខ្ពស់". Post Khmer. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ "អ្នកវិភាគ៖ កំណើនពលរដ្ឋចិននៅកម្ពុជាអាចប៉ះពាល់ដល់សង្គមខ្មែរ". Radio Free Asia. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ "행정구역(구시군)/성씨·본관별 가구 및 인구" [Family names by administrative region (district, city, county): separated by bon-gwan, households and individuals]. Korean Statistical Information Service. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Frequently Occurring Surnames from the 2010 Census". United States Census. 27 December 2016. Archived from the original on 26 May 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Names". Statistics Norway. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  6. ^ "How many Danes have the name ..." Statistics Denmark. 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2018.