South of central Henan, north of Huaihe, Anhui
Origin of `` Mei ''
1. From the surname, descendants of Shang Tang . According to "Tongzhi · Clan's Chronicles" and "Tangshu · Prince Minister's Chronology", the Emperor Taiding sealed his brother Yu Mei (now southeast of Luzhou, Anhui Province) during the Shang dynasty, and became the earl. At the Shang Dynasty, Mei Bo, the emperor of the Mei Kingdom, was enshrined by the King of Kings, and the descendants of later generations were named Fengyi. 2. It was changed by other clan. According to the "Wei Shu", there are Mei surnames in the South during Han Dynasty; according to " Old Tang Shu ", the chief of Beidi Di has the Mei surname; the surname of Manchu in Qing Dynasty , living in Shenyang; It was changed to the Mei family name; the toast of Kaizhou Prefecture, Guizhou Province, Qing Dynasty has the Mei family name; today Manchu, Tujia, Yi, Mongolia, Li, Dongxiang, Xibo and other ethnic groups all have this family name.
Mayber. In the last years of the Shang Dynasty, he was a direct minister, and when he was the king, he was a prince. He was upright and honest, and when he saw that the King of Kings was insulting , he made a few appearances and entered the king, and the King of Kings didn't accept it. Some officials advised him to be loyal to his ears, so as not to invite the killing of the body, but Mei Bo said generously: "Wen Yuan died, if everyone dare not speak up, what does the court want us ministers to do?" King Wang had no way, that is, he pointed out in court that King Wang could not bear it, he killed Mei Bo, and brutally chopped Mei Bo's body into a meat sauce. Mei Bo died of bluntness, loyalty, and eternity . After the King of Wu defeated the merchant, Feng Meibo's descendant was named Huang Zhong in Huangmei, and his descendants later used the ancestor's Fengyi as the clan name and named Mei. They respected Mayber as their ancestor.
Mei surname distribution
The surname Mei is the 136th surname in China today, with a large population and a wide distribution, accounting for about 0.1% of the Han population in China. The ancestor was named Mayer. Born in Huangmei, Hubei, it first lived in Runan, Henan, and experienced generational migration. It is now mostly Yunnan, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu, and Henan, and its population accounts for about 74% of the Han population in the country. Many surnames such as Mei Zhili, Mei Yiqi, and Mei Lanfang emerged from the surname of Mei.
"Runan Hall", "Yuanling Hall" and so on.
Mei Cheng: Grandson Mei Wending , Minister of the Qing Dynasty , astronomical mathematician. Kangxi was a scholar in fifty-three years, and was awarded the title of Compilation. Participated in the revision of "Mathematics and Physics" and "Calendar Examination". Another "Chishui Relics" and so on.
Mei Wending: Xuancheng native, astronomical mathematician of the Qing Dynasty . He has systematically examined ancient and modern Chinese and foreign calendars, introduced European mathematics, and comprehensively studied Chinese and Western calendars, which have had an impact on future generations. There are more than 80 kinds of books in life, which are of scientific value. There are " Mei's Calendar", "Ancient and Modern Calendar", and later compilations as "Mei's Books". His two younger brothers also grew up in astronomy.
Mei Lanfang : a native of Taizhou, Jiangsu, a modern Peking opera performing artist, the first of the four famous celebrities, and a famous Peking opera artist who has heard the world. Born in the family of Peking Opera, he entered the stage at the age of eleven, worked in Tsing Yi, and also played the sword and horse, creating the Mei School of Art. Together with Shang Xiaoyun , Cheng Yiqiu , and Tong Huisheng, they are called "Four Great Danes". After the liberation, he served as the director of the Beijing Peking Opera House. He was still able to make appearances when he was over sixty years old. Representative dramas include "Drunk Concubine " and " Farewell My Concubine ". He died in 1961 at the age of 67. There is "Anthology of Mei Lanfang".