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Yoon (Korean name)

Yoon is the ninth most common family name in Korea. The name is sometimes also transliterated as Yun, Yune, or Youn. The character means the eldest and is only used to denote the surname in Korea.

List of notable Yoons


The Papyeong (파평/坡平) Yoon clan, which has its seat in Papyeong-myeon, Paju City, is the most well-known Yun clan. Several Papyeong Yoon women became queens during the early Joseon Dynasty. The clan's founding ancestor is General Yun Sin-dal, who assisted Wanggeon in founding the Goryeo Dynasty. The 2000 South Korean census found 221,433 households claiming membership in the Papyeong clan, with a total population of 713,947.

Family feud

When the tomb of Yoon Gwan was rediscovered in the 18th century, it sparked a 300 year old family Feud between the Yoon and Shim Clan. The reason for the feud was because a member of the Shim clan was buried uphill from Yoon Gwan's tomb.

External links

Quest for perfect grave keeps Korean feud alive

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