Tian (surname)

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Stroke order of the character Tian (田)
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Variant form(s)Jeon

Tián (), or T'ien in Wade-Giles is a Chinese surname. [1] An alternative transliteration of "田" from Cantonese is Tin, from Hokkien is Thinn. It appeared in the Hundred Family Surnames text from the early Song Dynasty. It also means "field". In 2019 it was the 34th most common surname in Mainland China. [2]

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The same character is Jeon in Korean hanja and is 16th most common in South Korea.

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References

  1. 1 2 Hanks, Patrick, ed. (2003). Dictionary of American Family Names: 3-Volume Set. Vol. 3. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. p. 475. ISBN   978-0-19-508137-4. OCLC   51655476 . Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  2. "2019年全国姓名报告出炉,这十个姓名使用最多". bjnews.com.cn (in Chinese). 20 January 2020. Archived from the original on 20 January 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)