Geochang Yoo clan

Geochang Yoo clan (Korean거창 유씨; Hanja居昌 劉氏) is one of the Korean clans. Their Bon-gwan is in Geochang County, South Gyeongsang Province. According to the research held in 1985, the number of Geochang Yoo clan’s member was 32790. Their founder was Yoo Jeon [ja] who was 41 th children of Emperor Gaozu of Han, Song dynasty’s first emperor. Yoo Jeon [ja] was good at Neo-Confucianism and writing. Yoo Jeon [ja] worked as the minister of defense (兵部尚書, Bingbu Shangshu), a government post, in Song dynasty and entered Goryeo as one of Eight Scholars (hanja: 八學士) in 1082. Then, he was settled in Gyeongsang Province.[1][2]

Geochang Yoo clan
Current regionGeochang County
FounderYoo Jeon [ja]

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  1. ^ Academy of Korean Studies 거창 유씨 居昌劉氏. Academy of Korean Studies.
  2. ^ JIN Guanglin [ja] (2014). A Comparison of the Korean and Japanese Approaches to Foreign Family Names (PDF). Journal of Cultural Interaction in East Asia Vol.5 Society for Cultural Interaction in East Asia.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)p21

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