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The 5th most common last name in China.
Yao Di asked two of his daughters to marry Shun and let him stayed in Wei Na He. Later Yao even gave the throne to Shun. Shun's descendents in Wei Na He are known as the Wei family. After Zhou Wu Wang brought an end to the
Xia Dynasty, he looked for royal descendents of previous dynasties. He found Wei Man, awarded him the duke of Chen (in Wei Yang of He Nan Province), and allowed him to marry one of his daughters, Yuan Ji. Wei Man was then known as Chen Wu Gong, and was the forefather of the Chen family. Another tribe came from the
Bei Wei Dynasty, when the Mo's changed their names to Chen. Yet another tribe was named after the king of Vietnam whose last name was Chen. (Chen means old).
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