Koihime Musou Girls and Korean Clans which are NOT SAFE to PRONOUNCE, Part V: HAHM! (함/咸)
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 Goryeo general who fought against the Mongol-Chinese Yuan invaders in the thirteenth century.
His ancestor, Ham Hyeok (함혁/咸赫), was a Tang Chinese general who stayed in Korea after Tang China helped Silla unify the peninsula under King Munmu the Great during the seventh century. Another Ham Hyeok’s ancestors, Hahm Shin, accompanied Kim Chu-won, the founding ancestor of the Gangneung Kim family, to the Gangneung area, and hence the Ham clan became the Gangneung Ham clan. The first prominent ancestor from Gangneung and Yanggeun whose genealogy can be verified is Ham Kyu, the Goryeo general. Accordingly, he is regarded as the Gangneung and Yanggeun Ham clans' founding ancestor.
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