Dai Name Meaning

Chinese : there are two sources of this surname, both from the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). At one time, there existed a state of Dai at one time (in modern Henan province). When this was defeated by the state of Cheng, residents of the defeated state adopted Dai as their surname. Additionally, a duke of the state of Song was called Dai, and his descendants adopted Dai as their surname. Vietnamese: unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Lai, Cai, Hai, Pan, Bai, Si, Mai, Hao, Kai, Dan

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