HUANG YUN 黄云 (b.2283 BC)
PROGENITOR OF THE HUANG SURNAME
Huang is an ancient surname which origin could be traced back 4,200 years to the time of the legendary sage emperors, preceding the Xia dynasty (c.2070 BC- c.1600 BC).
According to many Huang clan genealogies and historical records such as Xing Pu《姓谱》, Yuan He Xing Zuan 《元和姓纂》, Tong Zhi 《通志.氏族略》, the Huang family began with Hui Lian 惠连, son of Lu Zhong 陆终, a direct descendant of the Yellow Emperor (Huang Di) 黄帝 (2698 BC-2598 BC), the Legendary Ancestor of the Chinese Nation.
This lineage of Hui Lian from the Yellow Emperor (Huang Di) is as follows:
(1)The Yellow Emperor (Huang Di)---(2)Chang Yi 昌意---(3)Zhuan Xu (Emperor) 帝颛须---(4)Qiong Chan 穷蝉---(5)Nu Xiu 女修---(6)Lao Tong 老童---(7)Shao Xin 少辛---(8)Juan Zhang 卷章---(9)Zhong Li 重黎---(10)Wu Hui 吴回---(11)Lu Zhong 陆终---(12)Hui Lian 惠连.
According to the historical records Shiji 《史记: 楚世家;五帝本纪》(Records of the Grand Historian) and Da Dai Li Ji《大戴礼记: 帝系》, Lu Zhong married Nukui 女溃 from the Guifang Clan 鬼方氏. Nukui was pregnant for three years and later (in the 33rd year of Emperor Yao according to the Huang Clan Genealogy) gave birth to sextuplets through a caesarian birth (which is the world's earliest recorded multiple and caesarian births). The six sons were: eldest Fan 樊 (also known as Fan Ren 樊人), second Ding 定 (also known as Hui Lian 惠连), third Qian (also known as Qiankeng 钱铿), fourth Qiu 求 (also known as Qiuyan 求言), fifth Yan An 晏安 (also known as Cao An 曹安 or Zao An 遭安), and the sixth, Ji 季 (also known as Ji Lian 季连).
In the 96th year of Emperor Yao 尧帝 (2220 BC), Hui Lian scored a merit in harnessing river floods, and Emperor Yao 尧帝 conferred on him the state of Can'hu 参胡 (present-day region of Fenyang 汾阳, Shanxi province 山西省, China). Emperor Yao renamed Can'hu "the State of Huang 黄国" and bestowed on Hui Lian the Surname Huang 黄 and name Yun 云. Hence, Hui Lian was known by the name Huang Yun. He was also known by the name, Nan Lu 南陆. Hui Lian was the Progenitor of the Huang (in a variant of Chinese Minnan [Hokkien] dialect ="Ng") surname. All of Hui Lian's brothers later received nobility titles and fief conferments from Emperor Shun 帝舜 for assisting Great Yu 大禹 (later founder of Xia dynasty) in harnessing river floods.
A research paper on the origin of the Huang Surname (in Chinese) can be read HERE
Huang Jia 黄嘉 (b. 2253 BC)
He was Lord of Huang State 黄国主.
Huang Zuzhong 黄祖仲 (b. 2192 BC)
He was Lord of Huang State 黄国主.
Huang Zui 黄最
Huang Shu 黄舒
Huang Hou 黄厚
Huang Mian 黄冕
Huang Kai 黄凯
Huang Han 黄函
Huang Yu 黄俞
Huang Shou 黄寿
Huang Suo 黄所
He was "Shui Shi" 水师 (Flood Officer?) of Xia dynasty 夏朝.
Huang Xiaxian 黄侠仙
He was "Yue Zheng" 乐正 of Xia dynasty.
Huang Zhongrong 黄仲熔
Huang Yao 黄要
He was the First Prime Minister 右相 of King Jiong of Xia 夏扃.
Huang Gangzhong 黄刚中
Huang Long 黄龙
Huang Bi 黄毖
Huang Ying 黄应
Huang Zheng 黄正
Huang Bingzhi 黄秉志
Huang Chang 黄畅
Huang Liyuan 黄立渊
He was a "Dafu" 大夫 of the Xia dynasty 夏朝. He was disappointed with the debauched King. He resigned from his post and returned to the State of Huang. He later entrusted the State of Huang to his younger brother, Huang Lishen 黄立深, and went to Jingzhou 荆州 (Present-day Jingzho, Hubei province).
The descendants of Huang Lishen ruled the State of Huang until it was conquered by the State of Jin 晋国 in the early "Spring and Autumn Period" 春秋时代 (770 BC - 476 BC).
Huang Shao 黄绍
He lived in the State of Huang.
Huang Yan 黄颜
He was "Ji Shu Chen" 计书臣 of King Yaoding of Shang Dynasty 商朝.
Huang Xiude 黄修德
He was the Prime Minister of King Yaoding of Shang.
Huang Yu 黄虞
Huang Yun 黄韵
Huang Juyuan 黄巨源
He was "Na Yan" 纳言 of King Taiwu of Shang.
Summarized and translated by Erik Huang (Ng Poh Sing)
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