The Vietnamese surname of Tran is the second most common family name in the nation of Vietnam. Approximately 11 percent of all residents carry the Tran name.
In Scotland the Tran surname comes from the Old Norse term of â€˜traniâ€™ which means crane.
In England the Tran families started in Dorset and Somerset regions.
Spelling forms for Tran include Trend, Trent and Trente.
The entire nation of Vietnam has Tran families.
Tran families in Scotland are primarily in the central region and centered in Perthshire, Midlothian and Stirlingshire counties. In Wales they are some Tran families, mostly in Glamorgan. In England the highest population is in Yorkshire and Lancashire counties.
The states of California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin within the United States have the greatest Tran populations.
Famous: Tran Kim Tuyen (South Vietnam chief of intelligence), Tran My Van (an academic doctor from Vietnam living in Australia), Tran Thanh Tong (13th century emperor of the Tran Dynasty of Vietnam), Tran Van Thuy (documentary film director in Vietnam), Tran Van Huong (president of South Vietnam), Tran Hieu Ngan (Olympic Taekwondo champion) and Tran Van Khac (founder of Scouting groups in Vietnam).