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 (2257–2205 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.
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