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The 52nd most common last name in China.
There are two main sources of this last name. 1) Descendents of Ji Sun, a son of
Zhou Wen Wangs 15th son Bi Gong Gao.
Ji was made the duke of Pan in north of Shaanxi, and his descendents are known as the Pans.
2) Came from the last name Mi, a noble family of the Chu kingdom. Later, the Mis changed their
name to Pan. Among their descendents, there was a person called Pan Chong. Pan was a judge in
the Chu kingdom. When the king Chu Cheng Wang decided to give his throne to his younger son
instead, Pan helped the older price, Shang Chen, to seize the throne. This led to the suicide
of Zhou Cheng Wang. Because of his contribution, Shang Chen gave Pan the title of the
"Kings Teacher", and gave him all the wealth that he had accumulated when he was a prince.
The Pan family thus had a very high social status in the Chu kingdom.
Hometown: 20 miles east of Wei, in Hebei Province.
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