Yoon (Korean name)
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List of notable Yoons
- Yoon Bong-Gil, Korean independence activist
- Yoon Eun-Hye, actress, model, and singer (Goong, The Vineyard Man, Coffee Prince, Escaping Charisma)
- Yoon Gwan, military general during the Goryeo dynasty.
- Yun Isang, composer
- Yoon Je-kyoon, filmmaker (Sex Is Zero, Haeundae)
- James Yun professional wrestler, better known under the stage name Jimmy Wang Yang.
- Johnny Yune, comedian/actor (They Call Me Bruce?, The Cannonball Run)
- Karl Yune, model and actor (Memoirs of a Geisha, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid)
- Kyung-Shin Yoon, Olympic athlete and international handball player
- Yun Mi-jin, South Korean archer and Olympic gold medalist
- Yun Po Sun, second president of South Korea
- Rick Yune, model and actor (The Fast and the Furious, Die Another Day)
- Sang Yoon, Korean American restaurateur, chef and founder of Father's Office
- Yun Seondo, notable poet in the Joseon Dynasty
- Yun Son Ha, actress
- Tommy Yune, writer/artist (Speed Racer) and director (Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles)
- Yun Tong-ju, poet active during the period of Japanese rule
- Yoon Yea-Ji, figure skater
- Yoon Do-Hyun, hard rock singer/songwriter
- Yoon Jung-Hwan, football player
- Yoon Bit-Garam, football player
- Yoon Doo Joon, South Korean singer, leader of boy band B2ST
- Yoon Bora, a member of girl group SISTAR
- Yoon Bomi, a member of South Korea's girl group Apink
The Papyeong (파평/坡平) Yoon clan, which has its seat in Papyeong-myeon, Paju City, is the most well-known Yun clan. Several Papyeong Yoon women became queens during the early Joseon Dynasty, and the last ruling Empress, Empress Sunjeong of the Korean Empire, was from another Yoon clan, Haepyeong Yoon. The clan's founding ancestor is General Yun Sin-dal, who assisted Wanggeon in founding the Goryeo Dynasty. The 2000 South Korean census found 221,433 households claiming membership in the Papyeong clan, with a total population of 713,947.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Sunjeong "Empress Sunjeong was born Lady Yun of Haepyeong in Seoul and her father was Marquis Yun Taek-yeong, the Lord of Haepung."
When the tomb of Yoon Gwan was rediscovered in the 18th century, it sparked a 300 year old family Feud between the Yoon and Shim Clan. The reason for the feud was because a member of the Shim clan was buried uphill from Yoon Gwan's tomb.