The Chen family in Yimen, Jiangxi Province: After 332 years without separation, emperor forcibly separated family and 3,900 people lived together.
We have many surnames in China, Zhao Qian Sun Li, Zhou Wu Zheng Wang, these jingles originated from surnames and are common in our China. Many children can repeat it and it can be described as very familiar. Our population is very large, so our families are also very large in process of constant development.
Moreover, people with each surname form their own faction, they have their own ancestors, and then continue to move, even There are many surnames with a long history, they have their own genealogies, you can look up these family trees Find out where exactly they come from your ancestors and where our surnames come from.
In process of multiple national censuses in China, we can rank all people with different surnames in our country according to data received. There are a lot of people with surname Chen in our country.
In our life, it is not difficult to find that when we work or study, each student basically has a classmate named Chen among classmates.
In addition, when we work, we will also find that in company, even a very small company can meet colleagues with last name Chen.
People with surname Chen rank fifth in our China. There are many people with last name Chen, so there are many things you don't know about last name Chen.
First, Cheng's last name can be derived from Jiangxi.
Many people formed all over country. There are a large number of people with surname Chen in different provinces. In densely populated province of Henan, there are especially many people with surname Chen. But if you search history and you find that Henan is not original origin of Chen people, why do you say that?
Because a very broad historical situation common in genealogy of people with surname Chen is that they come from Jiangzhou. The so-called Jiangzhou is in Jiangxi, not in Henan province. There is a very famous allusion here.
When Chen family was divided because there were too many people in family, they wanted to keep memory of source of nature of Chen people, so they divided family.
When patriarch divided family, he smashed his own pot into hundreds of fragments of an iron pot and gave each fragment to one who was going to divide family. The surname Chen was inherited.
This story actually originated during Song Dynasty. At that time, there were many people with surname Chen, and people with surname Chen made a lot of contributions, so they became very famous at that time. family time. When family is formed slowly, it inevitably poses a certain threat to regime and those in power at time.
Therefore, the emperor ordered them to disperse, so after their own separation was completed, more people with surname Chen went to all parts of country to settle in different places.
Second, The most famous branch of Chen family is in Jiangxi.
After extended Chen family split up, they first settled in Xi'an, Jiangxi Province. The family size is also getting bigger and bigger, and their entire family is over 3,000 people.
In addition, talents are appearing in large numbers. Among these descendants with surname of Chen, many of them are already serving as officials in imperial court. So in Jiangxi, people with surname Chen are very respected, and this is a very prestigious surname.
Third, there is a well-known allusion to name Chen, Bao Zheng led division.
A family can last a long time and be inherited, which is also related to culture of this family. There are many wonderful stories in historical development of the Chen family.
The most famous of these is that they split up. First, extent of their separation is relatively large. The second reason is that organizer who led division was very famous. These are famous Bao Qingtian and Bao Zheng.
For a family as large as Chen's, separation was inevitable, even if emperor didn't order them to separate at time. With passage of time and development of society, each family has formed its own small group and will gradually move along path of family separation. For example, situation of family separation is still popular in rural China.
This situation usually occurs when there are several boys in family. After each child marries and starts their own business, family will split up. Not only parents and children will have to separate, but also children of their small families.
So premise of family separation is that one's own children get married and start a business so that they can enjoy right to family separation. In principle, there is a premise that there are more sons in family.
In fact, purpose of separating families is to give your children their own independent space and make their families more harmonious. What is inseparable is blood.
It's actually helpful to look at division of family in right way. In China, there are many famous families with different surnames, and they also behave separately, The division of Chen family is a microcosm of witnessing historical development.