In China, they are descended from matriarchal society. The children at that time only knew their mother, not their father. Therefore, people of the same surname mean the same blood relationship of the same ancestor. It is said that most of them in China today have grown from eight large families.
The surname of Co is derived from the emperor. It is said that the emperor was born in a land along the river 'Co', thus forming the Co family. During the early years of the Western Zhou Dynasty, the Zhou Dynasty made a large division between vassal states. Among them, there are 53 members of the Co clan. However, later on, the juniors of the Co families took the ordained land name, or the name of their ancestors, so that the Co family became less and less. When the Tang Xuanzong period of the Tang Dynasty, the Co family began changing to the Zhou family name to avoid having the same name as Emperor Li Longji (of the same sound but different words).
The Co family later developed into hundreds of families such as: Chu, Ngo, Trinh, Lo, Wei, Duong, Thai, Han, Huo, Quan, Mao, Cao, Ve, Tat, Tuong .
The Jiang family, originating from the legendary Emperor Deity, meaning the God of the Land, is said to be one of the oldest "emperors" in Chinese history. According to legend, Emperor Diem was born in Khuong Thuy, so they are also originated from here. At the beginning of the Zhou Dynasty, descendant of Jiang Zemin established the Qi state, in the middle of the Warring States period, was annihilated by Dien Thi, the religious prince dispersed, the one who took the national name as their Qi family, who retained them. Jiang.
According to the research, from the first generation of the King of the Kingdom of China, Khuong Thai Cong until now, a total of 102 families were developed from the family of Khuong, including 64 single families like La, Hua, Ta, Ky, Khau, Lo . and 38 double families like Thuan Vu, Dong Quach, Cao Duong, Tu Nha, Ung Mon, Cong Nguu .
The legend of their origin is quite mysterious. Legend has it that Xia Yu's mother swallowed the beans and gave birth to him. Tu Ha Vu's father (also known as Tu Van Menh) was Con, and was conquered by King Nghieu in Tung Son land. After that, the juniors continued to be given land in other places, taking the land names as their surname, such as Tham, Tu, Nhuc, Hoang .
The Tu family later developed into clans such as: Dau, Nhat Loc, Dau Lang, Doc, Ha Hau, Hau, Ky, Temple, Lau, Luu, Cai, Ung Khau, Australia Ly, Ton, Ba .
The surname Doanh was from the reign of King Nghieu and the king of Thuan.
The surname Doanh was from the reign of King Nghieu and the king of Thuan. In the "History" of Sima Qian has recorded: The granddaughter of Emperor Luu is the Sister who weaves, swallows the egg of a swallow flying in the sky, giving birth to Ba Nghiep (also known as Cao Dao). Ba Nghiep took the daughter of the Thieu Dien tribe, Nu Hoa, who gave birth to a child, Dai Phi, or Ba Ich. Ba Ich followed Ha Vu to do the water-control work, made many great achievements, and was favored by the King of Huu Ngu, Dieu Trong Hoa, bestowed upon Mr. Dieu Khuong Nu and rewarded Mr. Hamlet - from which Ba Ich brought the last name of Doanh. Thus, Hoanh originated from Ba Ich. But after the Qin dynasty, his descendants were granted titles in different lands, took the national name as their surname, gradually developed a strong gens.
The surname of Doanh family totaled 14 families, of which the most common ones are: Liem, Tu, Giang, Tan, Trieu, Luong, Ma, Cat, Coc, Mau, Trung, Phi, Cu .
The surname Quy originated from the Ngu family, was assigned land from the descendants of the ancient Cao Tan tribe. Legend has it that when Thuan (also known as Ngu Thuan) was a commoner, he manifested virtue. The tribal leader, King Nghiêu, was very appreciative of his talent, and brought his daughters Nga Hoang and Nu Anh to him. De Thuan later emigrated to near the Quy River (now Amu Darya River), taking the Quy family name. In his late teens, there were still some descendants holding the surname Quy.
The Quy family later developed into a number of large families in modern China such as: Tiet, Tran, Ho, Vien, Dien, Te, Vuong, Ton .
The Cù family originated from the time of the legendary Emperor Yuan Yuan, they were given by the emperor himself. The first person given to this family was one of the 25 princes, the son, Ba Thuc. According to the book in 'Quoc Ngu', the Emperor had 25 sons, of which 14 were given to them, including 12 of them: Cơ, Tây, Ki, Ki, Kỳ, Đằng, Cham, Nhiem, Tuan, Hi, Cồn , Huyen, Y .
They later developed other families in China such as: Sand, Ung, Yen, Ngac, Mat, Tu, Kham, Nghiem, Quang, Duong, Khong, Doan, Thai, Lo, Duan, Paragraph, Don, Painting, Substance, Tuy .
According to records in 'Ta thi xuan thu', Nham is descended from Hi, can also be considered descended from the king in Chinese legends.
Nham later developed into the following lineages in China: Nham, Clown, Millet, Tiet, Thu, Trong, To, Ta, Xa, Chung, Tu, Chuong, La, Tat, Lac .
They belong to the time of King Wu Shun - one of the five ancient emperors of China. According to the record in "The Press - The Combined Clan": Dieu is also the family name of King Thuan, because he was born in a hillock of Dieu, so he took the land name as his family name. After that, his religious descendants also took Dieu as their clan. To this day, the Dieu family is mainly distributed in 4 regions such as Triet Giang, Anhui, Guangdong and Jiangsu.