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According to this wikipedia article (reference 5), there are about 3,100 chinese surnames that are in current use.
Is there a downloadable resource that include those?

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This Wiki page listed around 1,000 surnames. Origins and history of some of the surnames were provided as well.

Here is another list I find with 3257 surnames.

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  • The second one is great! What was the original link? Commented Aug 29, 2015 at 18:27
  • That file is from a file sharing platform. Doesn't have a real source of origins. Sorry
    – viviwill
    Commented Aug 29, 2015 at 18:29
  • Second link's file expired :(
    – Armfoot
    Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 15:19
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i upload the first 100 surname in China

As you can see, this is a ranking of the first 100 surname in China in 2007. I think it is very useful if you can learn the first 50 surname, just two rows. By the way ,my surname is 周, which is the 10th popular in China .

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