n. 1 A fried, filled pancake-like food eaten in Korea 2 (alternative spelling of jun English)
Jeon (전), also often spelled Jun, Chun, or Chon, is a common Korean family name. As of the South Korean census of 2000, there were 687,867 people with this name in South Korea. It can be written with three different hanja, each with different meanings and indicating different lineages.
(온전할 전 onjeonhal jeon, "whole"). This is the most common character, used by 493,419 people in 153,208 households according to the 2000 Census. This character was originally used to write the Chinese family name now pronounced Quán in Mandarin.
(밭 전 bat jeon, "field"). This is the second-most common character, used by 188,354 people in 58,895 households. This character was originally used to write the Chinese family name now pronounced Tián in Mandarin.
(돈 전 don jeon, "money"). This is the least common character, used by 6,094 people in 1,883 households. This character was originally used to write the Chinese family name now pronounced Qián in Mandarin.
In a study by the National Institute of the Korean Language based on 2007 application data for South Korean passports, it was found that 67% of people with this family name spelled it in Latin letters as Jeon in their passports, while 23% spelled it Jun, and 4.9% spelled it Chun. Rarer alternative spellings (the remaining 5.1%) included Chon, Cheon, Jean, Jeun, Jen, Jhun, and Zeon.
Jeon may refer to:
- Jeon (Korean surname)
- Jeon (food), a Korean pancake
- Jeon or chŏn, a subunit of various currencies of the Korean peninsula, including:
- North Korean won
- South Korean won (1945–1953)
- The former Korean won
- The former Korean yang
' Jeon' (also spelled chŏn), buchimgae, jijimgae, or jijim refer to many pancake-like dishes in Korean cuisine. It has been also called jeonyueo or jeonyuhwa, especially in Korean royal court cuisine. Sometimes, jeonya is used as an abbreviated term for the two. Jeon is made with various ingredients such as sliced meats, poultry, seafood, and vegetables depending on the style and mixed with flour batter or coated with egg batter and then pan-fried with oil.
Jeon is commonly eaten as an appetizer, as banchan (small side dishes), or as anju (food to eat while drinking). Jeon is also served as an important food for jesasang and janchi ; feast). The jeon used for jesa is called gannap or gannam which is made with beef liver, omasum, or fish along with vegetables and green onions on a skewer.
Jeon are sometimes eaten as a sweet dessert; one such variety is called hwajeon (literally "flower jeon"). Bindaetteok ( mung bean pancake), pajeon ( green onion pancake), and kimchijeon are popular jeon in South Korea. The jeon name commonly follows its main ingredient.