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Meng (surname)

Meng
Family name
Region of origin China

Meng (Chinese: ; pinyin: Mèng; Wade–Giles: Meng) is a Chinese family name. Meng is a Shi surname or clan name (氏), as opposed to the xing (姓) category of surname. Meng is of the type of surname which was a member of the list of names denoting seniority within a certain family: in ancient usage, the characters of meng (孟), zhong (仲), shu (叔) and ji (季) were used to denote the first, second, third and fourth eldest sons in a family. These were sometimes adopted as surnames. Of these, Meng is the best known, being the surname of the philosopher Mencius (孟子).

People with the surname Meng

See also

  • Chinese World Heritage Encyclopedia article on the family of Mencius (in Chinese)


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