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The 74th most common last name in China.
This last name came from the clan of Jiang.
During the Zhou dynasty, Ji Zi, the oldest son of duke Qi Ding Gong gave his throne to
his brother Shu Yi and went to the land of Cui (north west of Zhangqiu in Shandong.
His descendents are known as the Cuis. The Cuis were the noble family in the Qi kingdom.
The 8th generation descendent, Cui Zhu was in charge of the administration.
Later on, the Cuis lost power and fled to the Lu kingdom. The 15th generation
descendent Cui Ruyi was made the duke of Dongcai during the
Qin dynasty (north east of Qinghe in Hebei). During the Han
and Jin Dynasties, Cuis were considered as one of the four
most prestigious last names together with Lu, Wang and Xia.
Hometown: Qinghe in Hebei Province.
There were 23 Cuis in history who became prime ministers in China.
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