Last name origins & meanings:
- Chinese: although the character for Gan is the same
as that in the name of the western province Gansu, the two sources of
the surname are not related to that of the province. One source of the
surname is Gan Pan, a senior minister to the Shang dynasty king Wu
Ding (1324–1266 bc). The other source is a town named Gan
in Shaanxi province that was granted to a descendant of Wu Wang (who
established the Zhou dynasty in 1122 bc). The grantee’s
descendants adopted the place name as their surname.
- Hispanic (Filipino): unexplained.
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