Chinese: there are two accounts of the origin of
this surname, which is represented by a character that also means
‘to’. The first account derives the name from Xiang Ji, a senior
adviser to Wu Wang, the first king (1122–1116 bc) of the
Zhou dynasty. The second account traces it to Xiang Fu, a son of a
duke of the State of Song during the Spring and Autumn period
Chinese: from the name
of an ancient state of Xiang. Following the defeat of this state, its
residents adopted its name as their surname.
Chinese: from the name of Xiang, the fifth king of the Xia dynasty
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