The surname TRAN has its origins in Vietnam and is derived from the Chinese surname Chen. It is a popular surname among the Vietnamese community worldwide.
There are
Trans in the USA
Tran is the
most common last name in the USA

Historical figures and celebrities called Tran


Tran Hung Dao was a Vietnamese military general who successfully repelled multiple Mongol invasions during the 13th century.


Tran Duc Luong is a Vietnamese politician who served as the President of Vietnam from 1997 to 2006.


Tran Van Tra was a Vietnamese military commander who played a key role in the Vietnam War as a leader of the People's Army of Vietnam.


Tran Anh Hung is a Vietnamese-born filmmaker known for his critically acclaimed films such as 'The Scent of Green Papaya' and 'Cyclo.'


Lynn Tran is a Vietnamese American woman who gained national attention for her legal battle to keep a treehouse on her property in Florida.


Kieu Chinh is a Vietnamese American actress known for her roles in films such as 'The Joy Luck Club' and 'Apocalypse Now.'


Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Vietnamese American writer and academic who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his debut novel 'The Sympathizer.'


Tran Jeong is a Vietnamese American physician who specializes in internal medicine and is married to actor Ken Jeong.


Tran Tien is a Vietnamese comedian, actor, and television personality known for his appearances on shows such as 'Vietnam's Got Talent.'


Tran Thu Do was a Vietnamese poet and scholar who lived during the 18th century and is known for his contributions to Vietnamese literature.

Tran Genealogy

OriginsThe surname 'Tran' is of Vietnamese origin and is one of the most common surnames in Vietnam. It is believed to have originated from the Chinese surname 'Chen' and was adopted by many Vietnamese families.
Geographic DistributionThe surname 'Tran' is primarily found in Vietnam due to its Vietnamese origin. However, there is also a significant population of Tran surname in other countries with Vietnamese diaspora, such as the United States, France, and Australia.
VariationsVariations of the surname 'Tran' include 'Trần' and 'Chen'.
Migration and ImmigrationMany people with the surname 'Tran' have migrated from Vietnam to other countries, especially after the Vietnam War. Vietnamese refugees have settled in various countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and France.