The Original Symbols of Chinese Surnames

The Original Symbols of Chinese Surnames

I came across this link on one of my friend’s Facebook posts today. I thought it’s kind of cool!

It shows most, if not all, the original Chinese symbols of our Chinese surnames. It even has an explanation on the origins. I have always been fascinated by this although my Chinese isn’t anywhere near the A1 level (to the despair of my Mom who used to be a Chinese teacher…).


This is my surname 赖. Apparently my clan was made up of super farmers! I think the genes has been greatly diluted over the millenniums. My fingers are far from being green. I’ll just stick to admiring flowers and eating vegetables.

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