Yuan Name Meaning

Chinese : from the secondary name, or ‘style name’, of a certain prince Bo Yuan, who lived during the Warring States period (722–481 bc). A grandson of his adopted the Yuan portion of this as his surname. Chinese : origin unknown. Chinese : origin unknown. Chinese : the earliest record of this name is of an adviser called Yuan Xi in the 12th century bc, during the later stage of the Shang dynasty. Another source of the name is an adviser who lived in the state of Wei during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), who was granted an area named Yuan; his descendants adopted the place name Yuan as their surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Yan, Duan, Guan, Quan, Ruan, Shan, Yun, Ban, Lian, Huang

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Between 1965 and 2004, Yuan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Yuan in 1965 was 70, and 78 in 2004.

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