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The 11th most common last name in China.
The Xus and Huangs share the same forefather, Bo Yi, the leader of Dong Yi.
Because of Bo Yis achievements in fighting the flood, Xia Yu
(2,205 2,197 B.C.) awarded him the Xu kingdom (An Hui). The Xus were dukes under Xia,
Shang and Zhou Dynasties.
During Zhou Mu Wangs reign (1,001 946 B.C.), Xu Qun Yan was the duke. Xu was bright and
well supported by his people, and the Xu kingdom became progressively more powerful.
On the other hand Zhou Mu Wang loved to travel, and often overlooked the need of his
administration. One day, when Xu was hunting, he found a red bow in the Yellow River and
regarded this a lucky omen. This led Xu to believe that God wanted him to replace Zhou Mu Wang
as king of China. Various officials heard the news that Xu had received a sacred bow from heaven,
supported Xus rebellion against Zhou. Xu crowned himself as Xu Yan Wang and led 36 kingdoms to
attack Zhou. Unfortunately, the rebellion failed and Xu fled to the Peng City. Thousands of
his followers joined him and they settled on a mountain called the Xu mountain, latter known as
Xu Zhou. After defeating Xu Yan Wang, Zhou Mu Wang still allowed Xus descendents to serve a
duke of the Xu kingdom. In 512 B.C., the Xu kingdom was
eliminated by Wu Guo. Descendents of Xu kingdom or Xu Zhou are known as the Xu family.
Hometown: South east of ShanDong.
Qin Dynasty- Shi Huang Di sent Xu Fu to Japan to look for the fountain of youth. Xu brought with him 2,000 boys and girls and never returned to China. Its generally believed that Xu started civilization in Japan.
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