The Vietnamese surname Nguyen is the most common name in Vietnam with over 40% of the population bearing the name. The surname Nguyễn is the Vietnamese transliteration of the Chinese surname (阮),which is often translated as Ruan in Mandarin or Yuen in Cantonese, meaning a plucked intrument. During the Tran dynasty in the 11th to 13th Century many members of the Ly family changed their name to Nguyen to avoid persecution. Buy this crest on jewelry.
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