According to conjecture, Fu Xi who lived more than five thousand years ago was the first user of the ‘Feng’ Chinese surname. The origin of Chinese surnames could be traced back to primitive human times of matriarchal society. At that time, people only knew their mothers and not their fathers. Many ancient Chinese surnames such as Ji, Yao, Jiang all have the female character inside the word. At the Zhou dynasty, females had surnames while males only had status surnames. When the society transitioned to patriarchal society, one’s surname became inherited from their father. At the latter stages of the warring kingdoms era, surname and status surnames combined into one representing a person’s family. This is the Chinese people’s present day understanding of surnames.