The dynastic family or lineage may be known as a "house"; which may be styled "royal", "princely", "comital", etc., depending upon the chief or present title borne by its members. Ancient Egypt, the Carolingian Empire, and Imperial China are examples of dynasties. The term "dynasty" may be used to delimit the era during which the family reigned and to describe events, trends, and artifacts of that period.
There were 13 dynasties that ruled ancient China: Xia Dynasty, Shang Dynasty, Chou(Zhou) Dynasty, Qin Dynasty, Han Dynasty, Six Dynasties, Sui Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, Five Dynasties, Song Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, and Qing Dynasty.
In Dragon´s Quest, you´ll see the Dragon´s Dynasty, a fictional era founded by Wei and Liu´s ancestors. As the entire royal family was cursed, the princes must find the eyes and heart of the Dragon to break the curse and restore the empire.