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Lu (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a Chinese surname. It is also spelled Luk according to the Cantonese pronunciation. Lu 逯 is listed 404th in the Song Dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames.[1] Relatively uncommon, Lu 逯 is not among the top 300 surnames in China.[2]

Lù (逯)
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PronunciationLù (Mandarin)
Luk (Cantonese)
Language(s)Chinese
Origin
Language(s)Old Chinese

OriginsEdit

According to the second-century Eastern Han Dynasty text Fengsu Tongyi, Lu 逯 was a place name in the State of Qin of the Eastern Zhou dynasty, in modern Shaanxi province. An official of Qin was enfeoffed at Lu, and his descendants adopted Lu as their surname.[3]

According to the Song Dynasty text Lushi, another origin of the Lu 逯 surname is the State of Chu, also of the Eastern Zhou dynasty. A kinsman of the king of Chu was enfeoffed at the settlement of Lu, and his descendants adopted Lu as their surname. This lineage of Lu is a branch of the Chu royal surname Mi.[3]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "百家姓" [Hundred Family Surnames] (in Chinese). Guoxue. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
  2. ^ 中国最新300大姓排名(2008) [300 most common surnames in China (2008)] (in Chinese). Taiwan.cn. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
  3. ^ a b 逯姓起源及名人 [Origin and famous people of the Lu surname] (in Chinese). Shangdu. 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2014-02-04.