Ancestor Search ...Find your Ancestors

Chen Surname Origin & Last Name Meaning

Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname


Discover the meaning of your name.

Start Now
Free Surname Dictionary Over 70,000 Surname Origins
Home  >  Surname Origin Dictionary  >  "C" Surnames  > Chen   

Chen Surname Origin

Chinese origins - from name of the region of Chen in present-day Henan province. Gui Man, a descendant of the emperor Shun (22572205 B.C.), was selected by Wu Wang, the first king of the Zhou dynasty in 1122 B.C., to guard the memory of the ancient emperors to help Wu Wang remain in power. Gui Man was granted the region of Chen and was posthumously named Chen Hugong, and his descendants came to adopt the surname Chen.



For a more detailed definition for Chen or other surnames, search the FREE Ancestry.com Name Dictionary.

Chen Last Name Meaning   



There is more to Chen family history than your surname origin:


You can    Start your Chen Family Tree    and discover things you never knew about your own family. Construct a free family tree to trace your own genealogy and learn about your personal family history.

Discover your family's story.Start with your name.

Start Now


Start by entering what you know about yourself and your family. You can invite your parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins and other family members to contribute what they know to add to your online tree - fill in names and dates, tell stories and upload photos.

Ancestry.com will use what you enter to try and find more about your family in the world's largest online collection of historical records and family trees.




Next Steps in building the Chen family tree:


Use these genealogy databases to fill in the blanks of your Chen heritage.



Chen in Ancestry.com Records
Start your family tree and learn the story of your family in the world's largest online collection of genealogy records and family trees. Look for additional generations to add to your family history. Find details such as family relationships, age, residence, occupation, year of immigration to the U.S. & ancestral town. Other genealogy records include birth, marriage and death records as well as biographies, military records, family history books, and historical newspapers.



Chen at the Mormon LDS Database
Trace your Chen family in the vast resources of the Mormon LDS genealogy online databases which includes the Ancestral File, transcribed census records, and the International Genealogical Index.


Chen at RootsWeb databases
Search for your genealogy in multiple RootsWeb genealogy databases including the Social Security Death Index (SSDI), RootsWeb Surname List, World Connect, vital records, cemetery listings, census records, church records. The oldest and largest free genealogy site on the internet.




Communicate with others researching the Chen surname:


It is possible as you build your own family tree to connect with distant cousins and unknown relatives via the internet. Data sharing among genealogical researchers is common, and many family trees have been published online. Learn what others know about your family tree.


Chen in RootsWeb surname mailing lists
Join others on the Chen genealogy mailing list for discussion and sharing of information regarding family histories of Chen surname and its variations. Note: Not all surnames have a mailing list. If you get the "Page is Not Available" message, no mailing list is available. Instead, check the index of mailing lists for a sound-alike name.


Chen in Ancestry Message Boards
Browse or post a query about your genealogy, surname origin, or family history in the Chen surname forum. Look for unknown cousins or relatives with whom you may have lost touch.




Look for your Chen family in stories, memories, and histories:



Chen in Ancestry Family Histories
Read online surname origin books, biographies, journals, county histories, multi-generational genealogies & family trees, memoirs and other first-hand historical narratives which pertain to the Chen family name to help add detail and personality to the pages of your family history.


Chen Self-Published Genealogy Books
Search for your Chen Family History. The original copies of self-published genealogies were usually printed in small editions - sometimes only two hundred copies or less - and they are now very rare. Today these difficult-to-find books have been reprinted for research and to pass on to your children and grandchildren as precious family heirlooms.





A Family History Thought:


'I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.' --Fred Allen




Choose the first letter of surname for history of family name:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z





Use DNA Free Shipping Coupon FREESHIPDNA


FREE Ancestry.com Tools

FREE Start your own family tree with access to the largest collection of family history records online.




Site Features

  •   Genealogy Records Search
    Search for your ancestors by record type.

  •   Ancestry.com Coupons & Deals
    Special offers, coupons, coupon codes, discounts, sales & deals

  •   FTM 2014
    Family Tree Maker 2014 genealogy software







  • Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Site Map
    © 1997 - 2014 SearchforAncestors.com
    All rights reserved.






    Search Hint: If you searched for Chen geneology, Chen geneaology, you have probably mistyped the word genealogy.

    You will get the best search results if you double-check your spelling. Be sure to search for Chen ancestor not ansestor or ancester; ancestry, not ancestory or ancestery. Surname is the preferred spelling, but sometimes you may see alternate spellings sirname and sirename.