Wei (魏, 韋, 蔿, 衛, 尉)
Region of origin
Wei (魏, 韋, 衛, 尉, 隗) is a Chinese surname. It was ranked the 122nd most common Chinese surname in 2006. Wei (魏) is the name used for the Kingdom of Wei.
Notable people surnamed Wei (魏) [ edit ]
Wei character in ancient script on top, standard script at bottom
Zhou Dynasty, Wei (state) (魏) the Ji family acquired the surname Wei (魏). During the Northern Wei (北魏), Xiaowen family got the surname Wei with the state name.
Ming Dynasty, Gao (高) and Li (李) family change surname to Wei. Wei is also a surname used by some Chinese Minorities.
Vision Wei (魏晨), Chinese singer and actor
Wei Hongtian, Chinese diplomat
Wei Jingsheng (魏京生), Chinese dissident
Wei Qiuyue (魏秋月), Chinese volleyball player
Wei Tao-ming (魏道明), ambassador, mayor of Nanjing, governor of Taiwan, foreign minister
Wei Yan (魏延), military officer of Shu during the Three Kingdoms Period
Wei Zheng (魏徵), statesman of the Tang Dynasty
Wei Zhongxian (魏忠賢), eunuch, original name Li Jinzhong
Michelle Wie (魏聖美), Korean American golfer
Katherine Wei-Sender, Chinese American bridge player and spouse of C. C. Wei
C. C. Wei (魏重庆), Chinese American bridge player
Notable people surnamed Wei (衛/卫) [ edit ]
Zhou Dynasty, Wey (衛) ruler Wei Yang (衛鞅)'s family name was Gongsun (公孫), not Wei family (衛). During the Han Dynasty, Wei Man (衛滿) was baron of Yan (state). During the Northern Wei (北魏), Xiaowen family got the surname Wei with state name.
Notable people surnamed Wei (尉) [ edit ]
Wei (尉) family name originated from
Wei family of Zheng (郑国), Yu family of Xia Dynasty (复), and Royal of Northern Wei (北魏), and many more.
Wei Liao (尉缭, Wèi Liáo) - a strategist of Warring States Period, known for his classic military text . Wei Liaozi
Notable people surnamed Wei (韋/韦) [ edit ]
Wei (韋) family name from
Peng (彭) the form a Xiong (熊) of Chu. Also, during the Han Dynasty, Han Xin's son escaped to Wei Country (韋) because of the purge of Empress Lü Zhi, and later got the surname Wei (韋) from the region's name.
Notable people surnamed Wei (蔿) [ edit ]
Wei (蔿) family name from the
Yuan (surname) (薳) the form a Xiong (surname) (熊) of Chu (state).
See also [ edit ]