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The 94th most common last name in China.
There are three main origins to this last name. 1) The legendary ancient king
Huang Di had two high ranking officials called Chang Yi
and Chang Xian. Their descendents adopted Chang as their last name. 2) Descendents of
the Ji family. During
Chung Qiu, a descendent of Shu Kang (the duke of the Wei kingdom) was awarded the land of
Chang (east of Weishan in Shandong). Its people adopted Chang as their last name.
3) To avoid having the same last name as the king, (
Song Zhen Zhong) Zhao Hengs first name. Some of the Heng family changed their last name
to Chang, during the Song Dynasty.
Hometown: 20 miles south of Ping in Shandong Province.
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