Welcome to Fanily

A Series of Biographical Websites


The Fanily is the conception of Chinese ancient family name Fan·范 derived from a tribe living in a manor with the same name.

Historically, population migration of Fanily was principally initiated from North (Central China) to South (South-east China and Overseas) by wars. Such tree-shaped migration roadmap determined the scattered population distribution and independent development.

To classify Fanily streams, we define the node as a data structure Node(Time, Location) or nₒ(tₒᵉ, lₒᵉ) → nᵢ(tᵢᵒ, lᵢᵒ) where,

tᵢᵒ - tₒᵉ ≥ 1 year
lᵢᵒ - lₒᵉ ≥ 100 km
nᵢ ≥ 100

The root node(s) is(are) nᴿ(tᴿ, lᴿ), while the leaf nodes are nᴸ(tᴸ, lᴸ).


Regarding the Fanily genealogies, we shed lights on the leaf nodes, while biographies and case stories will be collected in the next section so as to enrich the evolutionary Streams by rendering historical images.

We searched for 3 genealogies according to the analysis of Streams.

G1 吳越范家山 - East China

This genealogy developed from the period of Spring and Autumn. Tentatively, we name it Stream of Spring and Autumn

G2 范姓宗親會 - Overseas

This genealogy developed from the Dynasty of Song (and Ming). Tentatively, we name it Stream of Song and Ming.

G3 范氏宗親會 - Central Plains

This genealogy developed closest to the root node from the period of Xuanyuan. Tentatively, we name it Stream of Xuanyuan.


We post 3 Fanily iconic members' biographies and their case stories to connect the contexts of different streams.



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