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The 12th most common last name in China. There are three sources of
the last name Sun. The earliest source came from the royal family of
Xi Zhou. Zhou Wen Wangs 8th son Ji Shu was
awarded the land of Kang (North of Yu Zhou in HeNan), and was known as Kang Shu.
During Zhou Cheng Wangs reign (1,115 1,078 B.C.), he was awarded the land of Wei
(Wei Hui of HeNan), and was known as Wei Kang Shu. His 8th generation descendent
Wei Wu Gong gave birth to Hui Sun. Hui Sun gave birth to Er. Er gave birth to Wu Zhong.
To commemorate his grandfather (Hui Sun), Wu Zhong gave his descendents the last name of Sun.
Another source came from Sun Shu Ao of Chu Guo. Sun Shu Ao was a great grandson of
Chu Wang (king), and he was a great official in the Chu kingdom. Because of his achievements,
a lot of Chu people used Sun as their last name. A third source came from the last name of
Tian in the Ji kingdom. The 5th generation of the Tian family was called
Sun Tian Heng. His youngest son Tian Shu was an official in the Ji kingdom.
Because of his achievement in defeating the Lu people, Ji Jing Gong awarded Le An to
Tian Shu and gave his descendents the last name of Sun. (Sun means descendents).
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