Chen is a common East Asian surname. It is the most common surname in Singapore. Chen is the most common family name in Guangdong, Zhejiang and Hong Kong, it is the most common surname in the ancestral hometown of many overseas Hoklo. Besides 陳/陈, an uncommon Chinese surname 諶/谌 can be romanized as Chen, it is romanized as Chan in Cantonese, most used by those from Hong Kong, sometimes as Chun. The spelling, Chan, is used in Macao and Malaysia. In many Southern Min dialects, the name is pronounced Tan. In Hakka and Taishanese, the name is spelled Chin. In Wu it is pronounced Zen. In Japanese, the surname is transliterated Chin. In Vietnam, this surname is written in Quốc Ngữ as Trần and it is the second most common surname. In Thailand, this surname is the most common surname of Thai Chinese pronounced according to Teochew dialect as Tang. Chen was derived from the surname of the descendants of the legendary sage king Emperor Shun; when King Wu of Zhou established the Zhou dynasty in 1046/45 BC, he enfeoffed his son-in-law Gui Man.
Gui Man was said to be a descendant of Emperor Shun, at the State of Chen, in modern Huaiyang County, Henan Province. Chen was conquered by Chu in 479 BC, the people of Chen adopted the name of their former state as their surname. During the Northern and Southern Dynasties period, Chen Baxian established the Chen Dynasty, the fourth and the last of the Southern dynasties, destroyed by the Sui Dynasty, it was during this period that nomadically-cultured Xianbei people had systematically assimilated into China's agrarian culture, adopted Chinese surnames under the state directives of Emperor Xiaowen of Northern Wei. Fujian was the original home of a Chen clan before that migrated under "Trần Kinh" 陳京 to Dai Viet and whose descendants established the Tran dynasty which ruled Vietnam, certain members of the clan could still speak Chinese such as when a Yuan dynasty envoy had a meeting with the Chinese speaking Tran Prince Trần Quốc Tuấn in 1282. Chen, used in Mandarin Dan, used in Thailand Dunn, used in Taiwanese, Holo Chan, used in Cantonese in Hong Kong, Macao and Malaysia Chin, used in Hakka in Singapore and Malaysia and Taishanese in America Gin, used in Taishanese Jin, used in Korean Tan, used in Teochew and Hainanese in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand Tang or Taing, used in Teochew and Thailand Ting or Ding, used in Fuzhou Trần, Sấn used in Vietnamese Zen, used in Shanghainese Sen, used as an alternative spelling in Limbu, Limbuwan Chen Baxian Founding Emperor of the Chen Dynasty Chen Biao General of Eastern Wu Chen Bozong Third Emperor of the Chen Dynasty Chen Cheng Chen Deng Politician in the late Han Dynasty Chen Dao General under Warlord Liu Bei Shu Han Chen Gong Advisor under warlord Lu Bu Chen Jiongming, Chinese revolutionary Chen Li, Cantonese scholar of the evidential research school Chen Li, second and the last emperor of the Dahan regime in the late Yuan Dynasty of China Chen Lin, naval general of Ming Dynasty and Commander-in-chief of the Battle of Noryang Chen Ping Minister and Chancellor of the Han dynasty Chen Qun Official of Cao Wei Chen Qian Second Emperor of the Chen Dynasty Chen Sheng Rebel leader of the Dazexiang uprising during the Qin Dynasty Chen Shi General of Shu Han Chen Shou Historian and Author in the Early Jin Dynasty Chen Shubao Fifth and Last Emperor of the Chen Dynasty Chen Shuda Official of the Sui Dynasty and Chancellor of the Tang Dynasty Chen Tai Official and General of Cao Wei Chen Tang general of the Western Han Dynasty Chen Wu General under warlord Sun Quan Chen Yuanyuan, concubine of Wu Sangui Chen Xu Fourth Emperor of the Chen Dynasty Chen Zhen Minister of Shu Han Tan Ting-pho, Taiwanese oil painterDynastiesRulers of the Chen Dynasty Rulers of the Trần Dynasty Note: this list is ordered by given name used in English, regardless of spelling of surname and name order.
Red Oak Creek or Bullock Creek is a 35 miles stream and tributary of the Trinity River in North Texas. Red Oak Creek is a Navigable Waterway according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department; the Creek is owned by the State of Texas. By Texas State Law, the public is allowed access to the Creek bed along the entire creek despite the water level. Red Oak Creek begins in southwestern Dallas County near U. S. Route 67 and the Atchison and Santa Fe Railway in Cedar Hill flowing through the communities of Cedar Hill, Oak Leaf, Red Oak, it enters the Trinity River east of Texas in northeast Ellis County. Red Oak Creek from the Handbook of Texas Online
Eldora is an uninhabited place in Volusia County, United States. It is located within Canaveral National Seashore, south of Bethune Beach and west of County Road A1A; the average elevation is 3 feet above sea level. Eldora was a prominent community of orange groves in the latter part of the 19th century. After a freeze destroyed most of its crops, it was nearly abandoned and has never regained its population. After the death of its last resident, Doris "Doc" Leeper in 2000, a locally famous artist and conservationist in the 1980s, the management of the town was turned over to the federal government, the town is now located more than two miles within the borders of the Canaveral National Seashore; the town claims no permanent residents, visitation is limited and subject to park hours. Only two of its original buildings remain; the largest, "The Eldora House", now holds a museum. Although the town's orange groves were nearly wiped out over one hundred years ago, some trees still remain; the town is the site of two marine research facilities jointly shared by Daytona State College and the University of Central Florida.
Eldora is located at 28°54′33″N 80°49′11″W. The town's location is remote, as it is only accessible by one service road, County Road A1A, it is nearly a thirty-minute drive to the mainland through New Smyrna Beach. County Road A1A