Appendix:Hmong surnames

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

There are 18 principal Hmong clans according to the Laotian Hmong. Surnames may vary according to dialect or country of origin.

Totemic Influences[edit]

Xeem (Clan Names)[edit]


Vang

Tsiaj (Associated Animal)[edit]

Tsab (Cha) cha di, Maybe it's a bear,
Heevnrig Ntaus
Tswb (Chue) Npua (Pig)
Tsheej (Cheng) Innocent
--?--
Faj (Fang/Fau) --?--
Haam (Hang) Heev Ncawstaw, Zaaj
Hawj (Her, Heu) Liab (Monkey)right
Khab (Khang) --?--
Koo (Kong) --?--
Kwm (Kue) Khawsca(Hmong Historian),
Nruastuag(Funeral Drum,
Hmoob Kwv
Lis (Lee) Coj cai
Lauj (Lor) Nruasneeb(Shaman Drume)
Muas (Moua) Horse wrong
Phab (Pha) Hlub (Love)
Thoj (Thao) Tsov (Tiger) (Hmoob dlub is a tropical bird)
Hmoob Tijlaug
Vaj (Vang) Qaum Vag (A Type of Bird)
Coj Ua
Vwj (Vue) Hma (Fox) wrong
Xyooj (Xiong) Dais (Bear) right
Yaj (Yang) sheep this is what it called but not quite
    • NOTE: there are many missing - please help fill in the blanks.
    • This portion on the Totemic Influences are not from the Hmong Cultural and Resource Center.
    • Many of these surnames are not associated with only animal. It can be anything.

Origin Myth[edit]

Creation belief

Clan Name[edit]

Tsab/Tsaab (Cha) = 张.  
Tswb (Chue) = 猪.  
Tsheej (Cheng) = 陈 .
Faaj (Fang) = 黄.  
Haam (Hang) = 韩.   
Hawj (Her) = 河.  
Khaab (Khang) = 康.  
Koo (Kong) = 供.  
Kwm (Kue)  = 古.  
Lis (Lee)  = 李.  
Lauj (Lor) = 罗.  
Muas (Moua) = 马.  
Phab (Pha)  = 番.   
Thoj (Thao) = 陶.  
Vaj/Vaaj (Vang)  = 王.  
Vwj (Vue) = 吴.  
Xyooj (Xiong)  = 雄.  
Yaj/Yaaj (Yang) = 杨.

Where the Meat Fell[edit]

Tsab/Tsaab (Cha) --?--
Tswb (Chue) --?--
Tsheej (Cheng) --?--
Faaj (Fang) --?--
Haam (Hang) --?--
Hawj (Her) --?--
Khaab (Khang) --?--
Koo (Kong) --?--
Kwm (Kue) Kwv ntawm Hmoob Thoj(Hmoob Tij)
Lis (Lee) tshis tsev (goat/sheep pen)
Lauj (Lor) --?--
Muas (Moua) npua tsev (Pig pen)
Phab (Pha) --?--
Thoj (Thao) --?--
Vaj/Vaaj (Vang) lub Vaj (Garden)
Vwj (Vue) fwj (Bottle)
Xyooj (Xiong) xyoob (bamboo?)
Yaj/Yaaj (Yang) tus yaj (sheep)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Not very accurate (seems as though the missionaries had an influence on the stories)