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Chung (surname)

Chung is a surname whose bearers are generally people of Chinese or Korean descent. It is also a Vietnamese surname but is very rare in Vietnam; the surname is known as Zhong in Chinese, Jung in Korean, and exactly Chung in Vietnam.

  • Chung (Korean surname), a Latin alphabet rendition of the Korean family name "정", also often spelled Jeong, Jung, or Jong.
  • Chung or Cheung, a Cantonese romanization of several Chinese surnames, including the one written as in Traditional characters and in Simplified characters ( Jyutping: Zoeng1; Pinyin: Zhāng; Wade–Giles: Chang), and the one written in both Traditional characters and Simplified characters as . Sometimes, is also spelled as Cheung instead of Chiang/Jiang due to its Cantonese pronunciation.
  • Chung or Zhong (surname), is a transliteration of several Chinese surnames, including Zhōng , Zhòng (种, mistakenly for Chóng, cf. :zh:种姓) and Zhòng , etc.. These are transliterated as Chung (especially in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia). Sometimes it's transliterated as Cheong or Choong in Malaysia.