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Koihime Musou Girls and Korean Clans which are NOT SAFE to PRONOUNCE, Part VI (TGIF - Thank God it's FINAL): UH! (어/魚)

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It's time to wrap up the segment of Koihime Musou Girls and Korean Clans which are NOT SAFE to PRONOUNCE. In this final article, we will present you the UH clan. Sounds like more to sex appeal though. Uh (어/魚), also romanized Eo or Euh, is an uncommon Korean family name which means 'fish' in Sino-Korean Language. Yeah, that fishy clan... isn't it? Based on 2015 Korean Republic Census which is provided by Statistics Korea (통계청/統計廳/Tonggyecheong/KOSTAT), there were 18,849 people bearing this surname in South Korea, making it the 96th most common family name in the country. 
The most dominant designated clan for this surname is Hamjong Lineage, where this lineage originated in Hamjong-ri, Jeungsan County, Southern Pyeongan Province, present-day North Korea a.k.a DPRK and consists of 15,746 people. It is followed with Chungju Lineage; a clan which is originated from Chungju City, Northern Chungcheong Province and consists of 2,500+ people and Gyeongheung Lineage; a clan whi…

Koihime Musou Girls and Korean Clans which are NOT SAFE to PRONOUNCE, Part V: HAHM! (함/咸)

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Hahm (함/咸), also romanized Ham is an uncommon Korean family name which means 'united' in Sino-Korean Language. Based on 2015 Korean Republic Census which is provided by Statistics Korea (통계청/統計廳/Tonggyecheong/KOSTAT), there were 80,659 people bearing this surname in South Korea, making it the 58th most common family name in the country. 
The most dominant designated clan for this surname is Gangneung Lineage, where this lineage originated in Gangneung City, Gangwon Province and consists of 61,974 people. It is followed with Yanggeun Lineage; a clan which is originated from Yanggeun-ri, Yangpyeong-eup, Yangpyeong County, Gyeonggi Province and consists of 15,815 people.
Some sources report that there are sixty different Hahm clans, but only the Gangneung Ham (강릉 함씨/江陵咸氏) and Yanggeun Ham (양근 함씨/楊根咸氏) clans can be documented. Although some records have been lost and a few generations are unaccounted for, it is known that the founding ancestor of the Ham clan is Ham Kyu (함규/咸規), a G…

Koihime Musou Girls and Related Korean Clans, Part XII: Hwang (황/黃)

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Hwang (황/黃) is a common Korean surname which means 'yellow' in Sino-Korean Language, similar to Chinese Huang. Huang is listed 96th in the famous Song Dynasty's Hundred Family Surnames. It is the 7th most common surname in China in 2006. The population of Huangs in China (including Taiwan) was estimated at more than 29 million in 2000; it was also the surname of more than 2 million overseas Chinese, 4.3 million Vietnamese (5.1%) and 697,171 South Koreans (ranked 16th in 2015 Korean Republic Census, provided by Statistics Korea [통계청/統計廳/Tonggyecheong/KOSTAT]).
Huang is an ancient surname which origin could be traced back more than 4,200 years to the days of the legendary sage emperors preceding the Xia dynasty. During the reign of Emperor Yao (尧帝), Hui Lian (惠连), son of Lu Zhong (陆终), a descendant of the Yellow Emperor (黄帝/Huang Di) scored a merit in harnessing river floods, and Emperor Yao conferred on Hui Lian the state of Can'hu 参胡 (in present-day region of Fenyang, S…

Koihime Musou Girls and Related Korean Clans, Part XI: Yeo (여/呂)

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Yeo (여 or 려/呂), sometimes romanized Yeoh, Ryeo, Lyeo, Lyuh or Yuh is a common Korean surname which means 'musical note' in Sino-Korean Language, similar to Chinese Pinyin Lü. It is the 47th most common surname in China, shared by 5.6 million people, or 0.47% of the Chinese population as of 2002, especially common in Shandong and Henan provinces. This surname is the 22nd surname listed in the Song Dynasty classic text entitled Hundred Family Surnames and 63rd Most Common Surnames in Korean Republic. Same as Korean Surnames of Yook, Vulgar Roh, Cottage Roh and Yi - Yeo is one of the Korean Surnames which followed Korean Beginning Sound Rule System a.k.a Du-eum Beopchik (두음 법칙/頭音法則).
The surname originated from the ancient State of Lü. Lü Shang (fl. 11th century BC), the founder of the State of Qi, was the first person known to have the surname. It is originated from the Jiang 姜 clan, which is said to have descended from the legendary Yan Emperor. According to the Tang Dynasty gen…

Koihime Musou Girls and Related Korean Clans, Part X: Yoo (유/劉) - Remnants of the Royal House of Chinese Han Dynasty in Korean Soil

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Yoo (유 in South Korean Format or 류 in North Korean Format/劉), sometimes romanized Yu, Ryu, Ryoo, Lhyu or Rhyu is a common Korean Surname which means 'overcome and conquer' in Sino-Korean Language, similar to Chinese Liu. The genealogy of this clan traced from the Emperors of Han Dynasty in China. Yoo is one of the Korean Surnames which followed Korean Beginning Sound Rule System a.k.a Du-eum Beopchik (두음 법칙/頭音法則).
The number of Koreans who bear the surname of 劉 are three times lesser than the Koreans who bear the surname of 柳 (willow tree). Ironically, these two Hanja Characters are pronounced as Yu (유) in Hangul. Based on the 2015 Korean Republic Census - provided by Statistics Korea (통계청/統計廳/Tonggyecheong/KOSTAT), there are 302,511 who bear the surname of Yoo. Hence, this clan is placed at 30th place in Korean Surnames List. There are five designated clans (본관/本貫) for this clan which are: Gangneung Yoo Clan (강릉 유씨/江陵劉氏) = Originated from Gangneung City, Gangwon Province, ROKGe…

Koihime Musou Girls and Related Korean Clans, Part IX: Kwak (곽/郭)

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Kwak (곽/郭), known as Gwak in Korean Revised Romanization is a common surname which means 'the wall that surrounds a city' in Sino-Korean Language, similar to Guō in Chinese Pinyin. The different ways of spelling this surname indicate the origin of the family. For example, "Kwok" (i.e: Aaron Kwok Fu-shing [Korean: 곽부성/Kwak Boo-sung]) is Cantonese originated in Hong Kong and surrounding area while Quách is Vietnamese originated from Vietnam. It is the 18th most common family name in China and 36th most common family name in Korea.
The name Guo was noted as far back as the Xia Dynasty. There are eight legendary origins for the Guo surname. Among them, three are foreign. They are Persian (Hui), Korean, and Mongolian, as a result of sinicization. These are only minority. The majority of people bearing this surname are descended from Han Chinese.
The Guo family is one of the well known Hui clans around Quanzhou in Fujian, the other being the Ding family, they are examples of…