Chinese: from the name of the area of Cheng during the Shang
dynasty (1766–1122 bc). A high adviser who was a descendant
of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu was granted the fiefdom of this
area, and his descendants adopted its name as their surname.
Chinese: from the name of the state of Cheng during
the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). The fifth son of Wen Wang
was granted lordship of the state of Cheng following the fall of the
Shang dynasty and the establishment of the Zhou dynasty.
Subsequently, his descendants adopted the place name as their surname.
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