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The 69th most common last name in China. There are the following
origins of this last name. 1) The earliest origin came from the ancient king
Shao Hao, who was
known as the Great King of the West. The earth was postulated to be made of gold, wood, water,
earth, and fire, and gold was associated with the west direction. Thus Shao Haos descendents
are known as the Jins (Chinese word for gold is jin). 2) During the time of
Han Dynasty, a Huns
(Hungarian) prince defected to China. He built a golden statue for the king Han Wu Di, and was
awarded the last name Jin. 3) After the collapse of the
Qing Dynasty, the royal family changed
their last name from Aixinjueluo to Jin.
Hometown: Tong in Jiangsu Province.
Ming Dynasty- Jin Wen (judge), Jin Sheng (general)
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