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The surname An is present in both Korea and China, though unrelated.() literally means "peace" or "tranquility". It also serves as an abbreviation of ''Anxi'' (安息), meaning "Arsacid Empire, Arsacid" in Chinese and can be romanized as ''On''. Visitors to China who came from Arsacid-held territories often took the name ''An''. In 2008, it was the 110th most common surname in the People's Republic of China, shared by over 1.7 million citizens.中国最新300大姓排名(2008
[Statistics on the number of citizens with each surname in China, based on records of National Identity Cards]." 2009-01-06. Accessed 20 Jun 2015.
The surname is most common in Northern China. It is the 79th name on the ''Hundred Family Surnames'' poem.K. S. Tom. [1989] (1989). Echoes fro ...
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Ahn (surname)
Ahn, also romanized An, is a Korean family name. 109 Korean clans are named 'Ahn', but with different origins. In 2000, there were 637,786 people bearing this surname in South Korea] making it the 20th most common family name in the country, with roughly 2% of the country's population. North Korea does not release figures for surnames, but the percentage is expected to be more than in South Korea. Clan In the traditional Korean clan system, which is still the basis of family registry in Korea, each clan is distinguished by its ''bon-gwan'', the notional ancestral seat of the clan. Typically each clan claims a different person as its founder, although there are exceptions. 109 Ahn clans are extant today. However, most of these are very small. The majority of Ahns claim membership in the Sunheung Ahn clan (the highest and most noble clan of Ahns with the most well-known "blue-blood" status), also called An clan of Sunheung. The Kwangju and Juksan clans are also quite large and are a ...
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