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Liu is a Chinese family name. Since the English transliteration depicts several chinese characters, liu represents family names with the following chinese chracaters.

This family name is extremely popular. They were the ruling family of the Han Dynasty, the Shu Kingdom[?] in the Period of the Three Kingdoms, the Han Zhao Kingdom[?] and the Xia Kingdom[?] in the Period of the Sixteen Kingdoms[?], the Song Dynasty of the Southern Dynasties, the Later Han Dynasty[?] and the Northern Han Kingdom[?] and the Southern Han Kingdom[?] of the Period of the Five Dynasties and the Ten Kingdoms.

Prominent Liu's in their respective times, sorted chronologically:

Prominent Liu's in their respective times, sorted chronologically:


In Cantonese transliteration, Liu is another Chinese name (廖 pinyin liao4).



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