Monday, October 6, 2008

Pan (surname)

Pan is a Chinese family name.

A Chinese surname that is often romanized as Poon, Pun, or Pon. The surname also sees use in Korea and Vietnam , though the origins within those countries may not be the same as the Chinese one.

One source lists Ji Sun, a descendant of Zhou Wen Wang as to being the origin of this surname. With his descendants having taken up the name of the area he governed, situated north of Shaanxi.


Ouyang is one of the most common two-character Chinese compound surnames in the world. However, it is not one of the top two hundred Chinese surnames, as documented by the Language Publication Society, Beijing in 1990. Ouyang constitutes one of the twenty-odd two-character surnames that have survived in modern times


The Song Dynasty historian Ouyang Xiu traced the Ouyang surname to Di, a prince of . After his state was extinguished by the state of , Di and his family was living in the south side of the Mount Ouyu . In Chinese the south side of a mountain or the north bank of a river is called Yang(阳), thus the Di family was called Ouyang. He was called Marquis of Ouyang ting . Traditionally, Di's ancestry can be traced through his father Wujiang , the King of Yue, to the semi-legendary Yu the Great.

Geographical origins

In terms of distribution Ouyangs have mostly been confined to southern China, especially the areas of southern Jiangxi, central Hubei and eastern Henan, with smaller pockets in Guangdong, Sichuan, Hunan and Guangxi.

Dailian, near Zhongshan City in Guangdong, China has been documented of having extensive History of Owyang, family records and family trees have been created and distributed to family members around the globe, commonly known as the Owyang Genealogy Book

Notable clans

The most prominent of the Ouyang clans historically was undoubtedly that of Yongfeng in Jiangxi, which produced a number of scholars who reached prominence in the imperial bureaucracy. Genealogical lineages and family trees have been established for a number of Ouyang clans around China, showing migration patterns from the Song to the Qing Dynasty.

Immigration outside of China

There was a large immigration of Ouyang's in the late 1800s and early 1900s to the San Francisco Bay area, . In summer of 2005, the first extended Ouyang family reunion was held in , near . Over 200 Ouyangs attended and included speeches, sharing, family trees and documentation. This group continues to communicate using Ouyang Yahoo! Groups and spans members from across North America and beyond.

Famous people with this surname

*Ouyang Ziyuan Chinese cosmochemist and geochemist, chief scientist in charge of the
*Ouyang Xiu Song Dynasty scholar
*Ouyang Xun Tang Dynasty scholar
*P. K. Ojong, co-founder of Indonesian newspaper Kompas
* Hip Hop Artist
*Bobby Au-Yeung Hong Kong actor
*J.H. Au-Yong, MSc, a fellow researcher,
*Ouyang Yongle, PhD, Researcher in Chinese Constitutional Law.
*Owyang Sharon, film production, book author
*Ouyang Lucille, assistant director of many major movie titles
*Ouyoung Juliet, costume designer


is the most common . By some estimates, approximately 40 percent of Vietnamese people have this surname. The Chinese surname Ruan is represented by the same Chinese character .

The prevalence of Nguy?n as a family name in Vietnam can be felt in countries to which many Vietnamese have immigrated: Nguy?n is the 7th most common family name in Australia , and the 54th most common in France. In the United States, it is the 57th most common family name according to the 2000 Census, as well as the most common exclusively Asian surname, a massive leap from its 229th-place ranking in 1990. It is ranked 124th in the Social Security Index. It is the 62nd most common surname in Norway and it tops the list of foreign names in the Czech Republic.

Origin and usage

Even though people with this surname are most often associated with Vietnam, it is of origin, written in as —pronounced ''Ruǎn'' in Standard Mandarin and ''Yun'' in . Today, ''Ruan'' is an uncommon, though by no means rare, surname in China.

Some Vietnamese with this surname claim to be descended from a man named Ruan Cho, a governor of Jiaozhi during China's Chen Dynasty .

Throughout Vietnamese history, many events contributed to the name's prominence. In 1232, after usurping the L? Dynasty, Tr?n Th? ?? forced the descendants of the L? to change their surname to Nguy?n. When H? Qu? Ly overturned the Tr?n Dynasty, he killed many of their descendants so when the H? Dynasty collapsed in 1407, many of his descendants changed their surname to Nguy?n in fear of retribution. In 1592, on the collapse of the M?c Dynasty, their descendants changed their surname to Nguy?n and L?u. When the Nguy?n Dynasty took power in 1802, some of the descendants of the Tr?nh Lords fearing retribution changed their surname to Nguy?n, while others fled north into China. The Nguy?n Dynasty awarded many people the surname Nguy?n during their rule, and many criminals also changed their surname to Nguy?n to avoid prosecution. Thus, many people having this surname are not necessarily related.

In Vietnamese custom as with other East Asian cultures, the surname precedes the given names. Like many surnames in Vietnam and other , the name Nguy?n is shared with with the same surname. The /Hán T? character for ''Nguy?n'' is , which refers to a moon-shaped lute instrument called ''ruan'' .


In Vietnamese tradition, people are referred to by their personal names and not by their family names even in formal situations. Thus, there is not much confusion about who is being referred to as one might expect. However, some groups distinguish themselves from other Nguy?n by passing elements of their names that are usually considered middle names to their children. This practice is more common with male than with female children. Some of the prominent subgroups within the Nguy?n family are:
*Nguy?n Ph??c or Nguy?n Phúc: all members of the Nguy?n Dynasty have this as part of their name
*Nguy?n H?u


The correct Vietnamese pronunciation is , pronounced as one syllable. // is the velar nasal found at the end of the English word "sing". Unlike Vietnamese, this consonant is never found in initial position in English. is the found in the English word "wet". is a rising diphthong. The sound of this diphthong is close to the diphthong found in British English Received Pronunciation in the word "beer". Finally, /n/ is the same consonant as in English.

Besides these vowels and consonants, Nguy?n is also pronounced with a in Vietnamese. In Southern Vietnam, Nguy?n is pronounced with the dipping-rising tone, meaning the pitch of the voice first lowers from level 3 to 1 then rises back to level 3. In Northern Vietnam, Nguy?n is pronounced with the creaking-rising tone, meaning the pitch of the voice rises from level 3 to 5, but with constricted vocal cords, almost akin to a glottal stop heard in the middle of the word. See .

The pronunciation of Nguy?n can be approximated by English speakers as "win" or "when". Writers familiar with this approximation have created puns from the pronunciation.

Notable Nguy?ns

Since approximately 40 percent of all Vietnamese people have the surname Nguy?n, notable people with this surname run the gamut of Vietnamese society. They range from heads of state , poets , catholic clergymen , writers, scientists, composers, professional poker players to executed criminals . Perhaps the most well-known Nguy?n is not known as a Nguy?n at all, but through an alias. was born Nguy?n Sinh Cung and used various names with the surname Nguy?n throughout his career and was not known as H? Chí Minh until late in his career.

Notable Ruans

*Ruan Lingyu, prominent 20th century Chinese actress
*Ruan Lufei, Chinese chess player
*Ruan Yuan, Qing dynasty
*Yuan Kay-shan
*Keely Wee, Singaporean singer
*Anthony Yuen
*Ruan Xiaoqi, character in the novel ''Water Margin''
*A Zhu, character in novel by Louis Cha

Ngai (surname)

Ngai is the transliteration of three in Hong Kong based on :

*, also common in northern China as Wei
*, pinyin: wēi
*, pinyin: ní

All three characters are written the same way in both and writing systems.

The native IPA pronunciation of these three characters is . This causes especial difficulty to speakers of English for two reasons:
*The engma as an initial consonant is unknown in English.
*In English, the so-called "long i," which the sound ''ai'' usually represents in transliteration, represents a complementary distribution of IPA a? and ? ; or represents the first diphthong exclusively, depending on region. In both cases, English phonotactics call for the first diphthong in this case. However, in Cantonese the two diphthongs are distinct , and the second diphthong is the appropriate one.

Therefore, individuals with these last names, when speaking English, may for convenience pronounce the last name as or .


Murong is a Chinese compound surname. It is mostly known as the family name of the Chinese/Xianbei states Former Yan, Later Yan, Western Yan, and Southern Yan, where it first originated . Among ancient Xianbei clans that ranged from the western part of present day Liaoning province to present day Hebei province, Murong clan was the largest, and was awarded by the Chinese rulers as the leader of central Xianbei clans . Consequently, Xianbei people of Murong clan adopted their clan name as the surnames. People with the name Murong include:


* Murong Bao , formally Emperor Huimin of Yan
* Murong Chao , last emperor of the Chinese/Xianbei state Southern Yan
* Murong Chong , formally Emperor Wei of Yan
* Murong Chui , formally Emperor Wucheng of Yan
* Murong De , formally Emperor Xianwu of Yan
* Murong Fuyun , ruler of the Xianbei/Qiang/Tibetan state Tuyuhun
* Murong Huang , formally Prince Wenming of Yan
* Murong Hong , founder of the Chinese/Xianbei state Western Yan
* Murong Hui , Xianbei chief and Duke Xiang of Liaodong, posthumously honored as Prince Wuxuan of Yan
* Murong Jun , formally Emperor Jingzhao of Yan
* Murong Ke , formally Prince Huan of Taiyuan
* Murong Lin , general and imperial prince of the Chinese/Xianbei state Later Yan
* Murong Long , formally Prince Kang of Gaoyang
* Murong Nong , formally Prince Huanlie of Liaoxi
* Murong Nuohebo ,last khan of the Xianbei/Qiang/Tibetan state Tuyuhun
* Murong Sheng ,an emperor of the Chinese/Xianbei state Later Yan
* Murong Ping , regent of the Chinese/Xianbei state Former Yan during the reign of Murong Wei
* Murong Shun , khan of the Xianbei/Qiang/Tibetan state Tuyuhun
* Murong Wei , formally Emperor You of Yan
* Murong Xi , emperor of the Chinese/Xianbei state Later Yan
* Murong Yao was an emperor of the Chinese/Xianbei state Western Yan
* Murong Yi was a ruler of the Chinese/Xianbei state Western Yan
* Murong Yong , last emperor of the Chinese/Xianbei state Western Yan
* Murong Zhong emperor of the Chinese/Xianbei state Western Yan

Mo (surname)

The Chinese family name Mo is pronounced in as "Mò" , in as "Mok6" , and in as "Moua", "Mua", or "Muas". The surname is often romanized as Mok where Cantonese speakers are prominent. According to a study of Mu Ying's Name record, the surname came to be when descendants of the antediluvian ruler Zhuanxu abbreviated the name of his city, Moyangcheng and took it as their surname.

As Chinese family names go, Mo is relatively rare, ranked 168th in the ''Hundred Family Surnames''. In 2004, there were an estimated 73,000 people with the surname of Mo abroad and 15,400,000 Mo's in China.

When not used as a surname, 'Mo' means 'do not'.

Famous people surnamed 莫


*Karen Mok , Actress and Singer, Hong Kong
*Max Mok Siu-Chung , Hong Kong Actor
*Hoyan Mok , Winner of Miss Hong Kong Pageant


*Charles Mok , early Internet entrepreneur and ICT advocate in Hong Kong
*Andres A. Mok, Internet entrepreneur and co-founder of


*Ken Mok, Executive Producer of ANTM
*May Mok , Sound and adr recordist
*Mok TzeMing, New Zealand Writers


*M?c ??ng Dung , the founder of the Mac Dynasty, Vietnam
*Mo Xuanqing , the youngest Number One Scholar in Chinese history
*Mo Yueding , Shenxiao Taoist Sect, in Song Dynasty and Yuan Dynasty
*Mo Teh-hui , Minister of Agricultural and Business
*Ta Mok, Khmer Rouge South-Western Zone commander
*Mee Moua, Hmong American Politician from Minnesota


*Mo Huilan , Chinese gymnast Silver Medal, 1996 Olympic Games


Meng can refer to the following:
* Master of Engineering , an academic or professional master's degree in the field of engineering
* ?, the symbol used for the labiodental nasal consonantal sound
* , a character from the children's animated television series ''Avatar: The Last Airbender''
*Meng, a Chinese surname, notable people including Mencius
* Meng , a children's author
* Meng , a gorilla formerly of London Zoo
* MENG, acronym for Marketing Executives Network Group
* Tonga Fifita, a former professional wrestler who used "Meng" as his stage name in World Championship Wrestling
* Meng, Meng Tao, a notable Chinese in TLL, Singapore

Mei (surname)

Mei is a Chinese surname, transcribed in the dialect. In Hong Kong and other Cantonese-speaking regions, the name may be transliterated as Mui.

The Mei came from the Zhi family. They were awarded a kingdom in the southeast of Hao County in Anhui. The Duke of Mei was known as Mei Bo. During 's reign in the Shang Dynasty, Duke Mei Bo pleaded repeatedly to Zhou to repent from his cruelty. This angered King Zhou who beheaded Mei Bo. Mei Bo's descendants began to assume the last name Mei to commemorate this righteous Duke.

The Mei ancestral hometown is located 60 miles southeast of Ru'nan in Henan.

Prominent people with the surname ÷

*Mei Yaochen, Song Dynasty poet
*Mei Lanfang, famous Beijing opera actor
*Mei Ju-ao, jurist of the Tokyo Trial
*Anita Mui, famous Hong Kong singer and actress

Mai (surname)

Mai is a surname. Mak, based on its pronunciation, is a popular transliteration of the surname aside from the pinyin transliteration. Other transliterations of the surname include Mack, Mark, and Mac.

Mai was the 39th most common Chinese surname in the 1990 List of common Chinese surnames, but it is no longer in the top 100 list since 2006.

Notable people with the surname 麥

*Alice Mak, Chinese cartoonist and creator of McMug/McDull
*Juno Mak, Hong Kong singer
*Dennis Mak, Hong Kong singer
*Chi Mak, American-Chinese engineer found guilty of conspiracy


Ng is a and Hakka transliteration of the Chinese surnames / and 伍 , and and transliteration of the Chinese surname / . It is pronounced and 伍 means "five." It is sometimes as ''Ang'', ''Eng'', ''Ing'' and ''Ong'' in the United States and ''Ung'' in Australia.

吴 / 吳 is the 10th most common Chinese surname in the 2006 List of common Chinese surnames, but used to be the 8th most common in 1990.

Notable people with the surname Ng

*John Lone- born 吳國良 changed his Chinese name
*Andrew-Mahon Ng - Notable tea etiquette specialist in Seattle, Washington
*Charles Ng - serial killer from California, USA
*Cheuk-Hung Ng - Notable tea etiquette specialist in Seattle, Washington
*Evelyn Ng - professional poker player from Canada
*Francis Ng - award-winning actor from Hong Kong
*Gregory Ng - award-winning designer and performer as Chelvis: The Chinese Elvis
* - Malaysian actress now living in Pennsylvania, USA
*Kim Ng - United States baseball executive
*Konrad Ng - US Presidential Candidate, Barrack Obama's half-brother-in-law.
*Lawrence Ng - Television Broadcasts Limited actor
*Margaret Ng - member of the of Hong Kong
*Matthew Ng - Two time World Junior Curling Champion
*Melissa Ng - actress from Hong Kong
* - veteran actor in the Hong Kong film industry
*Ron Ng - a Hong Kong TVB actor and singer
*Sandra Ng - award-winning Hong Kong actress

Other uses

* "Ana Ng" is an alternative rock song by the band They Might Be Giants.

Ou (surname)

Ou is an English transliteration of the surname, or . It is also transliterated as Au, based on its pronunciation.

Ou is a fairly common surname in Hong Kong. Many Ou's have their ancestral roots in the Zhongshan, Shunde and Panyu areas in Guangdong.

Ou and Ouyang share a common ancestor, from the ruling family of the State of during the Spring and Autumn Period.

Notable people

*Ou Yezi - Spring and Autumn Period. Legendary master of sword-making from the State of .
*Ou Xing - Han Dynasty. Bandit and rebel leader during the reign of Emperor Ling.
*Ou Shizi - Song Dynasty. Attributed author of the Three Character Classic .
*Ou Daren - Ming Dynasty. One of The Latter Five Poets of the Southern Garden .
*Ou Jiaju . Famous Cantonese opera performer, renowned as King of and Mei Lanfang of Guangdong .
*Ou Zhen . General in the army, active in the Second Sino-Japanese War.
* . Hong Kong film director and art director.
* . Current Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China.
* . Hong Kong DJ and folk singer, popular in the '80s.
*Ao Man Long . First of Macau, arrested for alleged involvement in taking serious bribe and irregular financial activity. His official duites were removed.
* . Hong Kong music producer, often in collaboration with Jacky Cheung.
*Ou Chuliang . Retired Chinese football goalkeeper, member of China national football team from 1991 - 2002.
*Au Wai Lun . Retired Hong Kong professional football player, two times Hong Kong Footballer Awards winner.
* . Malaysian writer living in England, author of critically acclaimed novel The Harmony Silk Factory.
* . Award winning Hong Kong music video director, directed many stylish Faye Wong MTV's.
*Au Kin-Yee . Award winning Hong Kong scriptwriter.
*Justin "Kawika" Au . First Openly Homosexual Native Hawaiian.
* . Hong Kong TV actress.
* . Singaporean TV actress.
*Angela Au Man Sze . Hong Kong DJ, former member of group .

Pang (surname)

Pang is a Chinese surname. Pang can also be the romanization of another surname Peng .

Prominent people with the surname 龐

* Pang Bingxun (龐炳勛; Wade-Giles: Pang Ping-hsun , military general during the Second Sino-Japanese War
* Pang De , prominent general during the late Eastern Han Dynasty and Three Kingdoms era of China
* (庞凤仪; , personal assistant and production coordinator for former Beatle John Lennon
* Pang Hui , military general serving the Kingdom of Wei during the Three Kingdoms era in ancient China
* Pang Jiaying , Chinese freestyle swimmer
* Pang Panpan , Chinese gymnast
* Pang Qing , Chinese pairs skater
* Pang Tong , advisor to Liu Bei during the late Eastern Han Dynasty
* Pang Xi , officer of the Three Kingdoms Period
* Layman Pang , lay Buddhist

Peng (surname)

Peng is a common Chinese family name, ranking 35th most common in 2006. Alternate Romanizations include ''Pang'' and ''Phang''.

The character is comprised of 壴 and a pictograph . More commonly used as a surname, this character is also an adjective, meaning "big".

The surname Peng is traced to the legend of Peng Zu , God of Longevity, who legend tells lived 800 years. During the Shang Dynasty, Jian Keng, a descendent of Zhuanxu , was granted the feudal territory Dapeng , and later adopted the name, Peng Zu.

Peng is also a swiss surname, originally from Vals,GR.

People with the surname Peng

* 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 , a Taiwan independence activist during 1920s
* Adrian Pang , Singaporean Chinese actor
* Diana Pang , Hong Kong dancer and actress
* Jacqueline Pang , Hong Kong radio announcer and author
* The Pang Brothers , Hong Kong, twin brothers Danny Pang Fat and Oxide Pang Chun , screenwriters and film directors

Ma (surname)

Ma is one of the most common Chinese family names. As of 2006, it ranks as the 14th most common Chinese surname in Mainland China and the most common surname within the Chinese Muslim community. This surname literally means "horse". The offspring of adopted "Ma" , the first word of the district Ma Fu, as their surname. Variant spellings of "Ma" include "Mah" and "Mar".

Notable individuals with the surname Ma

*Ma Chao, Chinese general during the Three Kingdoms Era
*Ma Chung-Yin, Chinese Eastern Turkestan activist
*Ma Hualong, Chinese-Muslim religious and insurrection leader
*Ma Huateng, Chinese entrepreneur, the founder of Tencent
*Ma Jun, Chinese environmentalist
*Jack Ma, Chinese Internet entrepreneur
*Ma Jae-Yoon, South Korean ''StarCraft'' player
*Ma Lik, Former Legislative Councillor and Chairman of the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong
*Qingyun Ma, Architect, founder of MADA s.p.a.m. firm and Dean of University of Southern California School of Architecture
*Ma Sanli, Chinese comedian
*Tzi Ma, Chinese-American actor
*Ma Xiaonian, Physician and sexologist
*Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China
*Ma Yuan , Chinese general of Eastern Han Dynasty
*Ma Yuan , Chinese painter of Song Dynasty
*Yo-Yo Ma, French-born American cellist

Li (surname)

is a Chinese surname meaning "dawn". It is most common in and South China where it is transliterated as "Lai" , and is one of the four most common surnames among ethnic , which in the Vietnamese language is Lê.

Prominent people with the surname

* Li Yüan-hung, provisional ROC president
* Jimmy Lai, founder of Apple Daily
* Gigi Lai, singer and TVB actress
* Leon Lai, Cantopop singer
* Lai Man-Wai, film director
* Kitson Lai, founder of

Li (surname)

is a Chinese family name.

Prominent people with family name 利

* Vivienne Poy ''née'' Lee, politician
* Matteo Ricci, adopted the name 利瑪竇
* Hysan Lee
* Li Chun, J-Pop singer

Luo (surname)

Luo or "Lo" refers to the romanizations of the Chinese surnames and . Of the two surnames, is much more common among Chinese people.

In , 羅 is usually romanized as Law and sometimes Loh, or Lowe, and 駱 is usually romanized as Lok although the more Western-appearing romanization Locke can sometimes be found.

In Vietnam, the name 羅 is pronounced La and 駱 is pronounced L?c.

Prominent people

** Luo Guanzhong
** Xianglin Luo
** Luo Ronghuan
** Luo Gan
** Lo Ta-yu
** Show Luo
** Luo Xiao Qian
** Justin Lo
** Helen Law Lan
** Dennis Law Sau-Yiu
** Hamen Lo

** Luo Binwang

Zou (surname)

Zou is the 67th most prevalent Chinese surname. "Zou" is specifically used as a surname.

People with the surname Zou mainly live in Eastern Asia, in particular mainland China. The hometown of Zou is Fanyang, .

Other pronunciations

Depending on , Zou can be transliterated as Trau or Tsou.

Prominent people

*Zou Yinglong
*Zou Yuanbiao
*Zou Yiguai


Zhuge is a . It is ranked 314th in ''Hundred Family Surnames''. The surname has often been synonymous with wisdom in Chinese culture, due to the fame of Zhuge Liang.

Notable people with the surname Zhuge

*Zhuge Jin, brother of Zhuge Liang
*Zhuge Ke, son of Zhuge Jin
*Zhuge Liang
*Zhuge Shang, son of Zhuge Zhan
*Zhuge Xuan
*Zhuge Zhan, son of Zhuge Liang
*Zhuge Jun, brother of Zhuge Liang
*Zhuge Dan, cousin of Zhuge Liang
*Zhuge Qiao
*Zhuge Xu
*Zhuge Jing

Zhuang (surname)

Zhuang is a Chinese surname. It ranked 73rd by population in a 1990 study of 174,900 samples but dropped out of the top 100 in a 2006 study, which included 296 million samples.

According to the ''Manuscript of the Words and Deeds of Virtuous Clans'', people with the surname Zhuang are descendants of King Zhuang of the State of Chu in the Spring and Autumn period. The descendants adopted the posthumous title of King Zhuang as their surname. Another group of people with the surname Zhuang came from the State of Song. King Dai of Song was named Zhuang, and his offspring later took Zhuang as their family name.

From the Warring States period to the and , the surname Zhuang experienced two big changes. First, Zhuang Qiao, descendant of King Zhuang of Chu, went to attack Bashu State under orders, but he was blocked by Qin troops on his way home. He had no alternative but to proclaim himself king in Dian. Second, Emperor Ming of the Eastern Han Dynasty was named Zhuang, therefore many people whose surname was Zhuang changed their surname so as to avoid the taboo on the personal name of Emperor Ming. In the period of Sixteen States, the Zhuang surname spread from Hubei and Hunan to other regions in the country, such as Gansu, Zhejiang, Fujian, and Shandong.

There is no lack of celebrities in the Zhuang family circle: for instance, Zhuang Jia, a senior official with the State of Qi in the Spring and Autumn period; Zhuang Qiao, who proclaimed himself king in Dian in the Warring States period; Zhuang Ji, an expert on "poetic prose" in the Western Han Dynasty; Zhuang Chuo, a well-known writer in the Song Dynasty; Zhuang Su, who was famous for his rich collections of books in the Song and Yuan Dynasties; calligrapher Zhuang Yougong; Zhuang Cunyu and Zhuang Youke, experts on the study of Confucian classics; Zhuang Datian, leader of a peasant uprising; as well as Zhuang Tinglong, who led to the incident of the "Ming History Inquisition" — imprisonment of him for compiling the History of Ming Dynasty, considered offensive by the imperial court in Qing Dynasty; and chemist Zhuang Changgong in contemporary times.

Famous people with the surname

*Zhuang Zedong table tennis player, 3-time world men's singles champion, a member of the Chinese national team during the Ping Pong Diplomacy.
*Zhuang Andrew A Talented Volleyballer coming from Melbourne, Australia. Well known for his emotional disorders.