Korean (Hŏ): there is only one Chinese character for the Hŏ surname. Some records indicate that there are fiftynine Hŏ clans, but only four have been identified and documented. All four clans descend from the same founding ancestor. In AD48, a sixteen-year-old Indian princess is said to have arrived by boat on the shores of Korea. The Karak Kingdom's King Suro married the woman, and out of respect for her origins allowed the second of their ten children to retain his mother's surname, Hŏ. The Hŏ surname is very common and is widely distributed throughout the Korean peninsula.