THERE are an estimated 480,000 individuals surnamed Fei, accounting for zero.034 % of the inhabitants in China. It ranks the 199th Chinese household title by way of inhabitants.

There are typically six sources of Fei as a surname. One is derived from Boyi, surnamed Ying. He was the descendant of Zhuanxu who was a legendary emperor. Assisting Yu the Great in taming the flood, Boyi was awarded with a fief in Bi (费) in at this time’s Shandong Province. Ruomu, one in all Boyi’s two sons, took the title of his father’s fief as his surname as an identification from the noble household. Fei (费) is a polyphone which was pronounced as “bi” when referring to the fief and this specific household. Yet, the boundary regularly blurred and most descendants of the household name themselves Fei.

Another three branches of Feis got here from the Ji household within the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC). Fei Xufu, a senior official of the Lu Kingdom, Ji Wuji, grandson of Duke Yi of Lu, and Ji You, son of Duke Huan of Lu in several occasions had been granted the fief Bi in Shandong Province, which was taken by their offsprings.

Fei as a surname will also be traced again to Fei Chang whose authentic household title was Si. Fei Chang sought asylum within the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC) after his recommendation was rejected by Jie of Xia, final ruler of the Xia Dynasty (2070-1600 BC). The fief of Fei Chang, awarded by Shang Tang, the primary emperor of the Shang Dynasty, was referred to as Fei Kingdom, in at this time’s Henan Province.

Fei can be used as a sinicised surname by individuals from ethnic teams just like the Xianbei, Mongols and Manchus.

Feis primarily dwelled in central China within the Xia Dynasty, and migrated nationwide.

The variety of Feis in Hebei, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Hubei provinces and Shanghai at this time constitutes 85 % of the entire inhabitants of Fei.

In the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, there was a department of Fei from Shaoxing in Zhejiang Province recognized for his or her practices as non-public advisers to officers nationwide.

Although there aren’t many Feis, there are numerous celebrities surnamed Fei, together with two with the identical title — Fei Changfang. Fei Changfang within the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25-220) was a well-known doctor. The different Fei Changfang within the Sui Dynasty (AD 581-618) was a Buddhist scholar who translated a large number of sutras.

The time period “xuan hu ji shi,” finding out drugs to assist individuals, originated from the story of the doctor Fei Changfang within the “Book of Later Han” by Fan Ye within the Nan Dynasty (AD 420-589).

Fei: a noble and honored title by: Pamela Hendrix published:


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