Kwok is a common surname found among overseas Chinese communities around the world. In fact, “Kwok” is the transliteration of several different
. Its meaning depends on how it is written in Chinese and what dialect it is pronounced in.
The different spelling of this surname indicates the origin of the family. For example, the Cantonese “kwok” originated in and around Hong Kong. It is the 18th most common surname in China and can be traced back to the Xia Dynasty.
A surname of Cantonese Chinese origin.
The same character is also used to write the family names Guō in Mandarin Chinese, Kwok in Cantonese, Kaku in Japanese, and Quach in Vietnamese. The 2000 South Korean census totaled 187,322 individuals and 58,396 households with this surname.
KWOK is a radio station broadcasting a sports radio format to the Aberdeen, Washington, USA area. The station is owned by MCC Radio, LLC and features programming from ESPN Radio and Westwood One.
Quek is a surname common in Malaysia in the Chinese community. It is the transliteration of a Chinese surname meaning Outer City Wall.
According to a comprehensive resident permit survey released by China’s Ministry of Public Security on April 24, 2007, the top ten most common surnames in mainland China are Wang (王), Li (李), Zhang (张) , Liu (刘), Chen (陈), Yang (杨), Huang (黄), Zhao (赵), Wu (wu) and Zhou (周).
Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Kok family. The surname Kok derives from the Latin word “coquus”, which means “the art of cooking”. Kok was originally a professional name for a chef.
According to the 2010 US Census, Kwak is the 7184th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 4652 people. Kwak is most common among Asian/Pacific Islanders (84.69%) and Whites (13.39%).
The name Guo is primarily a male name of Chinese origin meaning land; nation.
Kok is a common surname found among overseas Chinese communities around the world. In fact, “Kok” is the transliteration of several different Chinese surnames. Its meaning depends on how it is written in Chinese and what dialect it is pronounced in.
China, the English name for the country, was derived from Portuguese in the 16th century and became common in the mid-19th century. It is believed to be a borrowing from Middle Persian, and some have traced it further back to Sanskrit.
What is this? The rarest Chinese surname in this “Top 100” list seems to be “通过 Tōngguò” which means “of” when looking at usage statistics. Going by the eldest used according to the records of ancient Chinese surnames, it would be 贶 Kuàng, meaning “to bestow”.