? asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

is the last name lee a chinese name???

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes, but the name is found in other cultures, as well. Take Mother Ann Lee, the founder of the Shaker religion. She came to America from England, and was definitely not Chinese. Many people from European stock have Lee as their last name.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, but it depends on if that person is Chinese! Lee is a Chinese derivative of "Li", Vietnamese "Ly" (same pronounciation) and many Koreans have the last name of Lee. Even the American Civil War general has the last name: Robert E. Lee. This surname is common in both China and Korea.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Was Robert E. Lee, the Confederate army leader, Chinese?

  • 1 decade ago

    yes. older spelling of the Chinese family 李 is "Lee" and modern is "Li". I'm Chinese.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is, but usually spelled Li rather than Lee.

  • 1 decade ago

    ya

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