Peng (surname)

Peng (surname)

Family name
name = Peng

caption= 彭 "Péng"
pronunciation =
meaning ="drum beats"
region =China
origin =
related names =Pang, Phang

Peng (Chinese: ; pinyin: Péng) is a common Chinese family name, ranking 35th most common in 2006. Alternate Romanizations include "Pang" (Cantonese, Hakka) and "Phang".

The character (彭) is comprised of 壴 ("zhǔ" meaning "drum") and a pictograph ("shān" representing "beats"). More commonly used as a surname, this character is also an adjective, meaning "big". [cite web|url=|title=Learn Chinese Characters|accessdate=2006-12-12]

The surname Peng (彭) is traced to the legend of Peng Zu (彭祖), God of Longevity, who legend tells lived 800 years. During the Shang Dynasty, Jian Keng, a descendent of Zhuanxu (顓頊), was granted the feudal territory Dapeng (大彭, or Land of Peng), and later adopted the name, Peng Zu. [cite web|url=|title=Chinese surname history: Peng|publisher=People's Daily Online|date=2006-04-27|accessdate=2006-12-12] [cite web|url=|title=Peng-zi|publisher=Encyclopedia Mythica|date=1998-12-27|accessdate=2006-12-13] [cite book|title=In Search of Your Asian Roots|author=Chao, Sheau-yueh J.|publisher=Clearfield|year=2001|isbn=0-8063-4946-8] Peng is also a swiss surname, originally from Vals,GR.

People with the surname Peng (彭)

* Peng Bo, Olympic diving medalist
* Peng Chong, a former Chinese politburo member
* Peng Dehuai, the Communist Party of China military leader.
* Peng Ming-min, Taiwan independence activist
* Peng Shuai, professional tennis player
* Peng Wan-ru, Taiwanese politician and feminist
* Peng Xiuwen, conductor and composer
* Peng Zhen, a leading member of the Communist Party of China
* Peng Huaying (彭華英), a Taiwan independence activist during 1920s
* Adrian Pang (彭耀顺; born 1966), Singaporean Chinese actor
* Diana Pang (彭丹; born 1972), Hong Kong dancer and actress
* Jacqueline Pang (彭晴; born 1974), Hong Kong radio announcer and author
* The Pang Brothers (born 1955), Hong Kong, twin brothers Danny Pang Fat (彭發) and Oxide Pang Chun (彭順), screenwriters and film directors

ee also

* List of common Chinese surnames
* Pang (surname)
* Fanling Wai, a walled village in Fanling, Hong Kong, built by the Pang clan

External links

* [ Chinese surname history: Peng]


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