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


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 which is originated from Gyeongheung County, Northern Hamgyeong Province, DPRK and consists of approximately 500 people.

Hamjong Uh Clan (함종 어씨/咸從魚氏) was founded by Uh Hwa-in (魚化仁), an Official from Chinese Song Dynasty who was originated from Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of China. Uh Hwa-in was migrated to Goryeo and arrived at Gangneung City, Gangwon Province at the first time. Then, he continued his journey to Hamjong Prefecture, Pyeongan Province. 

During the reign of King Myeongjong Wang Ho - 19th Monarch of Goryeo Dynasty (Reigned: 1170-1197), he became the Marquis of Hamjong Prefecture. Hamjong  was controlled by the latter descendants of Uh Hwa-in where the second generation descendant - Uh Young-ki (어영기/魚永寄) and sixth generation descendant - Uh Seok-gong (어석공/魚石公) became the leader of that prefecture. Queen Seonui of Hamjong Uh Clan was the second consort to King Gyeongjong Yi Yoon of Joseon (20th King; reigned: 1720-1724). Unfortunately, she didn't have any son or daughter because King Gyeongjong succumbed erectile dysfunction.


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