Xiong surname in regular script
Hîm, Hiông (Pe̍h-ōe-jī)
|Language(s)||Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Hmong|
|Variant(s)||Xiong, Hsiung (Mandarin)|
Hung, Hong (Cantonese)
Hong, Yoong (Hakka)
|Cognate(s)||Mi (surname) (芈)|
|See also||Zhurong (祝融)|
Note that "Hong" and "Hung" may also refer to the unrelated surname 洪.
Although Chinese make up the largest part of America's Asian and Pacific Islander population, none of the romanizations of 熊 appeared among the 1000 most common surnames during the AD 2000 US census.
King Wen's grandson King Cheng of Zhou (reigned 1042 – 1021 BC) awarded Yuxiong's great-grandson Xiong Yi the hereditary title of zǐ (子, roughly "viscount") and the fiefdom of Chu. As it grew in power and importance, the Xiong dynasty formed its ruling house and the ruling houses of some of its successor states. To this day, the surname remains prominent in the provinces comprising the former territory of Chu.
List of persons with the surname
- United States Census Bureau. "Census 2000: Chinese Largest Asian Group in the United States". 4 Mar 2002. Accessed 29 Mar 2012.
- United States Census Bureau. "Genealogy Data: Frequently Occurring Surnames from Census 2000". 27 Sept 2011. Accessed 29 Mar 2012.
- Requires archaic Chinese font support. Note the lack of the fire radical on the right.
- Sima Qian. "楚世家 (House of Chu)". Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Retrieved 3 December 2011.
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