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Yu surname information

Yu surname information

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2023/09/21 10:20

Surname Yu (y ú)

         The lineage is inherited from King Wu of Zhou, with the ancestor being Shu. It is the 28th surname of the contemporary hundred major surnames in China. Contemporary population surnamed YuAbout 7.4 million, accounting for 0.62% of the total population of the country. The Ming Dynasty Hongdong Big Sophora Tree Immigrant Yu ShiThe ancestors were from the two prefectures of Pingyang and Taiyuan, the five prefectures of Ze, Lu, Liao, Fen, and Qin, and the two counties of Hongdong and Zhaocheng.

In the early Ming Dynasty, it was ordered to relocate the large locust trees in Hongdong to a different location. By the end of the Qing Dynasty, their descendants were distributed in Henan, Shandong, Hebei

Beijing, Tianjin, Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia, Anhui, Jiangsu, Hubei, Hunan, Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning

Jilin, Heilongjiang, Shanxi and other places.

The record of the surname Yu was first seen in the Tang Dynasty's "Yuan He Surname Compilation".

There are three main sources of surnames:

① Originating from the surname Ji. According to the "New Book of Tang: The Genealogy Table of Prime Ministers", "Guangyun", and "Yuanhe Surname Compilation", after King Wu of Zhou destroyed the Shang Dynasty in the 11th century BC, he was granted various feudal lords on a large scale, followed by the fiefdom of Shu in Yan, and the former land of Yan was located in Tai Village, Xiwan Town, northern Qinyang County, Henan Province. The descendants of Shu Yu took the name of the vassal state as their surname. Later, some surnames also removed the "u" character from the "u" character to become the surname Yu. The Yu surname and the Yan surname of the Han people in later generations have no difference in blood relationship, all of which originated from the second son of King Wu of Zhou, Shu. It is the Henan Yu surname, which is known as the authentic Yu surname in history.

② Originating from the modification of the Chunyu clan. According to the "Differentiation of Ancient and Modern Surnames", during the reign of Tang Zhenguan, the seven royal surnames were determined,

There is the Chunyu clan. During the reign of Li Chunyuan of Emperor Xianzong of Tang, the compound surname Chunyu was used to avoid the emperor's name taboo, as Chunyu and Chunyu had the same pronunciation,

Just change it to a single surname. By the Song Dynasty, another part of the Yu surname was restored to the Chunyu compound surname.

③ Originating from other ethnic groups, changing one's surname. According to the "History of the Road" and "Records of the Official Clan in the Book of Wei", the Xianbei tribe's Wanxi Yu surname was changed to the Han surname Yu during the Hanization Reform after Emperor Xiaowen of Wei moved his capital to Luoyang.

Prefectures under the surname Yu mainly include Henan Prefectures, Donghai Prefectures, Hanoi Prefectures, etc. Henan County: In the second year of Emperor Gaodi of Han Dynasty (Duke)

In 205 BC, the Sanchuan County of the Qin Dynasty was renamed Henan County. Equivalent to the southern part of the Yellow River and the Luoshui River in Henan Province today

The downstream area of Yishui River. The government is located in Luoyang.

The Yu clan named Donghai, Zhongsu, and others as their clan names. Zhongsu Hall: Yu Qian, a loyal minister of the Ming Dynasty, served as the Minister of War.

Wa San offended Datong and Yingzong was captured. Xu Qian advocated for the relocation of the capital, but Yu Qian firmly opposed it in order to revitalize the country. To avoid

Avoiding the use of Emperor Yingzong to threaten the Central Plains, he embraced the throne of Emperor Jing. Defeat Wa San and revive the Ming Dynasty. Unexpectedly, after Emperor Yingzong returned, listen

Believe in slander and kill Yu Qian. Later on, he was able to rectify and restore the snow, and was posthumously awarded the title of "Zhong Su".

Tang Lian: Tang Lian with the surname Yu: a contemporary upright official (Yu Chenglong); Save the Prime Minister (Yu Qian). Yingzhou Wangzhong

Zhining); Tingwei Gate Gao (Yu Gong). Deb Menggao (Yu Dingguo); Weilong Festival Yue (Forbidden). Miao Xuan Yingzhou

Zhining); Diligent in civil engineering (Yu Qian). Qing Shi Biao Guangde Zhen (Yu Cong); Red leaves make a good match (Yu You). Sailing in the clear waters of the river; Ringing Green Grass Mountain (a couplet in Ye poetry). Bachelor of Shenxing (Yu Shenxing); Marquis Manqian Xiping

Dingguo). De and his descendants, Chongmen Rong Sima (Duke Yu); Merit and wealth were achieved, and the Tai Dynasty produced wise officials (Yu Qian). Steadfast among the pillars, monopolizing the remaining position of Zhu Ming

The temple has a magnificent appearance and is renowned for its long history (Yu Qianlian).

The Ninth Edition of "Celebrities" includes 15 cases of surnames in the "Dictionary of Chinese Names" and 76 cases in the "Dictionary of Chinese Names",

The 'Dictionary of Chinese Names' includes 160 examples. The historical figure surnamed Yu in the Western Han Dynasty inherited the state of Ding as the Prime Minister and Marquis of Xiping; During the Three Kingdoms period, there was a famous general named Yu Ban in Wei, who became the Left General; In the Northern Zhou Dynasty, there was the Grand Fu Yu Jin; During the Tang Dynasty, there were prime ministers Yu Zhining and Yu Cong; In the Ming Dynasty, there was a national hero named Yu Qian, a native of Qiantang and a famous minister; During the Qing Dynasty, there was a military aircraft minister named Yu Minzhong.

According to the seventh population census, there are 94785 people surnamed Yu in Shanxi Province and 9515 people in Linfen City,

There are 1164 people in Hongdong County.

【 Offering Cabinet 】 The ancestral deity with the surname Yu is enshrined in the No. 1 Offering Cabinet of the Ancestral Worship Hall in the Da Huai Shu Scenic Area of Hongdong.

Ancestral Land

① Tai Village is located in Xiwan Town, Qinyang City, Henan Province. It was founded by the second son of King Wu of Zhou as the state of Yu, and is the birthplace of the Yu surname.

② Yujia Stone Village is located in Jingxing County, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province.

③ Yu Qian's Tomb and Ancestral Hall are located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.

④ The Hongdong Big Pagoda Tree Rooting and Ancestral Worship Garden is located at the ancient Big Pagoda Tree in Hongdong County, Shanxi Province.

⑤ Zhonghua Genzu Garden is located in Yaomiao, Yaodu District, Linfen City.

The genealogy of the Yu surname includes: "Four Volumes of the Yu Family Genealogy in Jinghai, Tianjin" (Nankai University); Shandong Jimo

The Second Volume of Genealogy (Jilin University); The Yu Family Genealogy of Yantai City, Shandong Province is not divided into volumes (Library of Yantai City, Shandong Province); Six Volumes of the Yu Family Genealogy in Fengxian County, Jiangsu Province (Yuwangzhuang, Shizao Township, Fengxian County, Jiangsu Province); The Five Volume Genealogy of the Yu Clan in Lanxi, Zhejiang (Yanshan Township, Lanxi County, Zhejiang); Six Volumes of the Yu Clan Genealogy in Xinzhou, Hubei (Xiongdian Village, Taoyuan Township, Xinzhou County, Hubei); The Five Volumes of Yu's Genealogy (Beijing Library); Yu's Genealogy, Volume 20, Volume 1 (Beijing Library); A Volume of Yu's Genealogy (Archives of Yilong County, Sichuan).

In the 26th year of the Guangxu reign of the Qing Dynasty, the "Genealogy of the Yu Family" was compiled in Bingkun. The genealogy of a branch of the Yu family in Jiangdu, Jiangsu was as follows:

Humble and filial friends, Zhongfu Zhengchang

Although the Yu surname in our country originated from the three branches of King Wu of Zhou, Duke Chunyu, and Xianbei, it can be traced back to only one lineage, which is a descendant of the Yellow Emperor. As the birthplace of the Yu surname, it should have originated in the northern part of Qinyang County, Henan Province, and later became a major component of the Yu surname family. The specific broadcasting situation of the Yu surname, generally speaking, has been most prosperous in the northern region of China, especially in the Central Plains region. This can also be seen from the distribution of famous Yu surnames in previous dynasties. During the Wei, Jin, and Southern and Northern Dynasties, the Yu surname was able to move southward to a large area in the southeast. During the Sui and Tang dynasties, the Yu surname successively formed several prestigious tribes in the north. After a long period of continuous reproduction and migration, it eventually became one of the major surnames in China. According to relevant historical statistics, the main distribution areas of surnames in previous dynasties were 11 provinces and autonomous regions, including Henan, Shandong, Hebei, Hubei, Heilongjiang, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Inner Mongolia, Jiangsu, Anhui, and Xinjiang. It can be seen that in history, the Yu surname was a typical northern surname in China.

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