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W. Lindberg - 01/29/00 12:21:01
My Email:deanll@webtv.net
Chinese Surname: none
Number of Surname: none
Meaning of Surname: none
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: This one

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My iterest in the Chinese and their names was piqued when I wrote a story containing a Chinese girl during the Opium Wars. Naturally, I found I knew very little about such a subject. Though raised in S.F. Bay Area of CA, and had many Chinese-Am. schoolm tes, I was ashamed over not knewing about them. Until chancing upon this site, I had found very little books on Chinese, their namess, and history available to me. In reading the comments of your readers, and their quests about their families, I realize how needful was your site. I, for one, with my own inconsequential purposes, add to these other readers my thanks also.

Mark Lin - 01/12/00 16:24:29
My Email:marklin@bigfoot.com
Chinese Surname: Lin
Number of Surname: 147
Meaning of Surname: wood

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Can anybody tell me which is the most commonly used chinese last name, the one that is used by most people, is it "Zhang", or is it "Li"...? Thanks, Mark

Elaine Kelly - 01/07/00 07:41:59
My Email:epkelly@fastlink.com
Chinese Surname: Ah Joe

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Joseph Ah Joe was my great grandfather who married Frances Thorpe in Brisbane 28/10/1872 All I know was that he came from Canton ?? they later lived in Dixon Street Haymarket Sydney and think they moved to Bourke...all I know

John Hayne - 01/05/00 12:16:25
My Email:jghayne@bigpond.com.au
Chinese Surname: Long?

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I enjoyed your site and like many others I am researching my family. In 1848 'WILLIAM LONG' came to Australia on board the NIMROD as 'Indentured Labour' along with 120 other Chinese Emmigrants. The NIMROD left Amoy 7 July 1848 and went to Ascension Island (Asuncion Island)for water on 30 August 1848 and arrived in Sydney Australia on 2 October 1848. William Long married an Irish woman on 10 November 1857 in Sydney and had a Son William Timothy Long in 1858. William was employed as a Cooper in Sydney. In 1860 William and Margaret Long and son lived in Maitland NSW and had a daughter Mary on 6 April 1860. William Long was then employed as a Cook. Another daughter Susan was born about 1864. William Long became an Australian Citizen on 8 August 1881 and was a Store Keeper and owned property after 32 years in Australia. He then lived in Murrurundi NSW. William Long died 3 October 1903 after 55 years in NSW and he was 83 years old. His wife Margaret died in 1919 both are buried in Murrurundi. I have been able to trace some records of the two daughters, Mary (Brookes) and Susan (Hoy) but no details about the son William Timothy Long although he was alive in 1919 when his mother died as he was about 59 years old. If anybody could help me with any information about William Long from Amoy in China or his family in Australia it would be very much appreciated. I am not sure if 'LONG' would be William's Chinese name or not and as far as I know there are no documents available with his name or signature except his application for Naturalisation where he signed W Long. Thankyou

Adeline - 12/24/99 02:41:21
My Email:adelinem@hk.super.net
Chinese Surname: Ma
Meaning of Surname: Horse

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NANCY B. - 12/21/99 03:24:39
My Email:RECKERFIEL@aol.com
Chinese Surname: ANG OR BOEY

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My father surname is Ang. He died when my mother was 2 months pregnant carrying me. At age 8 - 10, I vividly remembered I've an Uncle who was a seaman and had 2 sons named Peter & Paul Ang. My mother still upset about the past, will not want to talk ab ut it. I hope if anyone with the same surname, perhaps, we can make a link. My mother, later remarried to my step-father, surnamed Boey. He was originally from Penang and came to Singapore in the early 1930. My recollection he told me was he used to s rve in the New Zealand armed forces in Penang when he was a young lad. My step-father too, had past on in 1987 - he has a brother who lived in Johore Bahru, Malaysia - I remembered visited his family when I was a little girl. Somehow, I've lost touched f them too. If there's any Boey(originated in Malaysia), please e-mail me.

- 12/16/99 00:47:19

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Good evening, my name is Orland Grimaldo, I am not of the chinese culture but I realized u do not present a chinese alphabet in alphabetical order,which is the reason i entered this outstanding website.My opinion is that you should present a chinese alpha et,no offense its a suggestion. Thank you, Orlando Grimaldo

Douglas Machle - 12/13/99 19:59:08
My Email:dmachle@u.washington.edu
Chinese Surname: ma2
Meaning of Surname: hemp, numb

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I'm seeking information on the surname ma2 (two trees under a roof) which my missionary Grandfather adopted as his Chinese surname. It is apparently quite uncommon (as is our English surname). I met only one person with this Chinese surname in the ten mon hs I was is Taiwan. Is there a published family genealogy of this name? Does anyone know of a place where this name is commmon?

John Tse - 12/02/99 06:26:31
My Email:tseworld@hotmail.com
Chinese Surname: Tse
Number of Surname: 29
Meaning of Surname: Thanks
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/3919/s034.html

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Just came back from visiting the village that my ancestors came from in Guangzhou. It was really great being able to get connected to my roots.

May Nichols - 12/01/99 05:49:23
My Email:MomMay101@aol.com
Chinese Surname: Ho
Number of Surname: unknown
Meaning of Surname: unknown

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Grandfather Gin-Yin Sitt Ho 12/24/1847 Ti Lum May Cheung, Hoi Pei Loan Tong, China , 5 generations interested in learning about his roots. Anyone having knowledge of this particular Ho family please e-mail me. Thank you

Poh Fung - 11/05/99 17:02:17
My Email:evoonsl@pc.jaring.my
Chinese Surname: Weng
Number of Surname: 200
Meaning of Surname: Old man

Comments:
An informative site. Hope I can trace my village in China from this site. Thanks.

cHiNeSe gUrLy - 10/30/99 21:06:18
My Email:crissy629@hotmail.com
Chinese Surname: Tsan
Number of Surname: don't have it
Meaning of Surname: don't have it
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: yours i guess

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You don't have my chinese last namelisted on your page..Can you by any chance look it up for me and tell me what it means? My last name is "Tsan"...if you could..I'd really appreciate it...thanx!

Raymond W Mah - 10/21/99 19:42:13
My Email:RayWMah@aol.com
Chinese Surname: Mah (Ma)
Meaning of Surname: Horse

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I have great interest in the Ma (Mah, Mar) clan. There is a printed Ma family tree detailing in detail members of 16 generations of the southern branch of this clan (estimate this branch evolved during the southern Sung dynasty. This was a period when u rest in the northern regions caused a mass migration of the royal regime to Quangdong province). I am a 26th generation descendent counting from that ancestor (Ma Jake Bak). I am in the process of converting some of the information of our southern clan f om Chinese into English. I welcome comments from other Mahs, particularly those whose ancestors are from Quangdong. (I am ABC, born in Walnut Grove, CA, attended Lowell HS (1950)/San Francisco, UC-Berkely (BS) and Washington State University (PhD, 1962).< r>
Greg - 10/15/99 05:16:25
My Email:greg.pang@usa.net
Chinese Surname: Pang

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Lester D. K. Chow - 10/13/99 14:54:59
My URL:http://www.idis.com/ChouOnline
My Email:lchow@NOSPAM.lava.net (remove "NOSPAM.")
Chinese Surname: Chow (Jo)
Meaning of Surname: Jo.bab = Jehovah + To hold
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Courtyard/1535/cha_pu.html

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It's always nice to see who has visited your homepage. I am a member of China's Imperial family and an international political consultant. As a hobby, I dabble in Chinese genealogy, history, and culture. I am related to the late China Premier Chow En-l i as his younger cousin and to the late General Chiang Kai-shek and late Sun Yat-sen as a second-cousin by marriage. My beloved late mother is a niece to the late Henry P'u Yee Aisin Gioro (last Emperor of China/Ch'ing Dynasty) and her mother is from the Chang4 clan (a direct descendant of Chang Cheng-kung (Koxinga), who liberated Taiwan from the Dutch). My grandmother is the granddaughter of Lum Tse-hsu (1785-1850), Ch'ing Dynasty Commissioner for ridding opium from China. My late father is the lineage son, by adoption, of Aisin Gioro P'u Lun and holder of the Ch'ing Dynasty Imperial mandate. With my family background, steeped in China's Imperial roots and culture, I created an English version of the Chow cha p'u (http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Courty rd/1535/cha_pu.html). This site was created along traditional lines and was meant for everyone holding the Chow (Chou, Chow, Zhou) surname to examine. The next best site for people surnamed Chow would be the homepage for the Chou Clansmen organization, t http://www.idis.com/ChouOnline, which is a worldwide organization for people surnamed Chow. Anyone interested in learning more about the Chow surname is encouraged to contact me. Lastly, You will find that my homepage is a little different from yours, but it runs along the same general lines.

thien wui pheng - 09/26/99 15:41:51
My URL:http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/thienfamily
My Email:thienwp@yahoo.com
Chinese Surname: thien

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please visit and contribute to a new thien family newsletter

Monica Kok - 09/25/99 08:56:35
My Email:bears_68@hotmail.com
Chinese Surname: Zhai2
Number of Surname: not sure
Meaning of Surname: pheasant feather

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My paternal granpa's surname is Zhai or Chai. The family lives in Zhongsan, Guangdong. I just found out that when the family moved from china to singapore, my elder aunt wanted an easier surname so changed it to Kok. I found out from my dad that the actu l name is Zhai or meaning pheasant feather. I want to trace my roots. can someone please advise me how i can find cousins, family members with that same surname ? i know that part of the Zhai/Chai family is still at Zhongsan and 2 cousins are working in Macau. I hope to get in touch with anyone who can provide me some leads. thanks.

V.khut - 09/11/99 05:28:38
My Email:noodlefan@hotmail.com
Chinese Surname: Qu1
Meaning of Surname: bend,

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The previous e-mail that i typed is incorrect!! GENUINE MAILS ONLY PLEASE !!

G. WEN - 09/10/99 14:47:10
My Email:bobu50@aol.com
Chinese Surname: Wen
Meaning of Surname: literary, writing

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As far as I know, I have no immediate family in the States apart from my parents. My father came as a diplomat to the States in 1946 and decided not to follow the Nationalist Chinese government to Taiwan when the Communists took over the mainland. I am researching a book I'm currently writing and would like to connect with any member of my paternal and maternal families who could give me stories or anecdotes of any kind relating to these families: On my paternal side: the Wen family of Hengyang, Hunan; descendants of the Song dynasty patriot WEN T'IEN-HSIANG and the Ming dynasty painter WEN CHENG-MING. On my maternal side: the Sun family of Anhui Province; my mother is the great-granddaughter of the Ch'ing dynasty Grand Secretary and Imperial Tutor SUN CHIA-NAI. Her immediate family also includes the Shanghai banking/industrialist Suns, among them (Ralp ) Yuan-fang Sun. My mother is also the granddaughter of the statesman LI HUNG-CHANG. Anyone who can provide me with leads of any kind relating these families would be of the greatest service to me. I am particularly interested in the first instance in establishing a genealogical chart of these families, especially the Sun family of Shouhsien, Anhui, and the Li family of LI HUNG-CHANG.

G. WEN - 09/10/99 14:32:34
My Email:bobu50@aol.com
Chinese Surname: Wen
Meaning of Surname: literary, writing

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As far as I know, I have no immediate family in the States apart from my parents. My father came as a diplomat to the States and decided not to follow the Nationalist Chinese government to Taiwan when the Communists took over the mainland. I am researching a book I'm currently writing and would like to connect with any member of my paternal and maternal families who could give me stories or anecdotes of any kind relating to these families: On my paternal side:

Susana Lent - 09/10/99 02:29:45
My Email:s_lent@hotmail.com
Chinese Surname: Lent(Cantonese), Lien4 (Mandarin)
Meaning of Surname: To practice

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Just wanted to thank the webmaster for creating this wonderful site! I posted a message back in March of this year and actually received a reply 2 days ago from someone who turned out to be my first cousin! It was unbelievable! Thanks again and good luck o everyone else in their search for family roots. Best regards!

CarlaSofia - 08/20/99 12:51:29
My Email:Darjae@juno.com
Chinese Surname: Siong

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I am in search of all descendents to a man named Sam Vong Siong. He is from Macau,China and had a wife and aprox. 7 children. He also married my grandmother Maria Do Ceu in Timor. Any info would be very appreciated.

V.Khut - 08/18/99 00:14:01
My Email:mayce@hotmail.com
Chinese Surname: Qu1
Meaning of Surname: bend;bow

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My grandfather Koot Kim @ Koot Say Boon (Qu1Shi4wen2) left a county (Nuoduobixiang?) near Haifeng, Guangdong Province,China in 1929 for Malaysia.The people in that county spoke Hakka dialect. He passed away in Malaysia,1997. My surname is very rare.Anyone with this surname who thinks may be related, please contact me.

Margaret Lee-Wong - 08/05/99 09:20:05
My Email:www.calipat@brawleyonline
Chinese Surname: Wong
Number of Surname: unknown
Meaning of Surname: yellow
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: unknown

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I know almost nothing about my ancestors. My grandfather's name was possibly Lip Toy Wong. He immigrated from Canton and lived and died in Canada. My father was a paper son his given name was possibly Gong Din Wong, American name was Danley Shing Lee Won . My grandmother's name is unknown to me but she lived in Canton and died there. I tried so many times to squeeze out any informaton from my father but sadly my father was still hurt as my grandfather disowned him for marrying out of his race(my mother is Mexican). Papa never taught me any Chinese and now he is with our Lord. My father only had one brother that he knew of but my grandfather could have possibly fathered other children in Canada. I am hungry for any knowledge of my roots and culture as wher I live there aren't any organizations where I can learn about my asian culture.

Aurora Chen Tracy - 07/27/99 14:48:56
My Email:AROB649570@AOL.COM
Chinese Surname: Chen
Number of Surname: unknown to me

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My grandfather came over to the United States in the early 1930's, my grandmother came later. My grandfater, professor of economics at the University of Houston and Rice (Dr. Henry Chen), grandmothers name Jean Chen. Mother Norma Ann Chen Tracy McCarty andry living in houston and will not talk to me. My father received custody when I was only 2years old. Never new my chinese heritage. Father is scott/irish. Mother's family from Shanghi and Canton. Aunt in Boston, Norah Chen, teaches at MIT, Aunt in Rosewood, CA, Aurora Chen Low is in pharmacy, mother, Norma is in the legal field here in Houston, TX and is into real estate. Lives on LaBranch in Houston, TX. Uncle, Stephen Chen is in Lake Livingston, TX and is an engineer. This is pretty much all I know since most my mother will not acknowledge me and her parents and sisters wants me to try and get mother to talk to me. Did once or twice and is not interested in having a relationship with her only daughter, maybe because I was not born a son, she w nts nothing to do with me. Am only interested in my family heritage and those relatives of mine that might still be in China. I am 1/2 chinese and never knew until I was 18yrs old and I still do not know who I am. I have there names but not there knowl dge of my Chinese lineage. Anyone having knowledge of this part of my family please contact me through my e-mail. Much thanks to your geneological site. Have a wonderful day.

John Merrick - 07/03/99 04:39:09
My Email:jmerrick@netspeed.com.au
Chinese Surname: Ah Sang

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My Grandfather, George Ah Sang migrated to Thursday Island some time in the early 1800's. He married a Mary Whyte on Thursday Island and produced nine(9)children. Later these children changed the Ah Sang surname ti Asange or Assange. I am trying to trac my Grandfathers history.

Mike Wun-Hym - 06/30/99 03:19:29
My Email:mike.wun-hym@boeing.com
Chinese Surname: ???
Number of Surname: ???
Meaning of Surname: ???
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: as yet none

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My name comes from my step father Albert Wun-Hym and whose family (of the same name and are all related ??) came to ballarat victoria Australia sometime in gold mining days around late 1800. A branch of the same family was located in another gold mining t wn Northern Queensland. I am interested in finding out the meaning of the name and where in china it has come from...and also any family with the same family name living outside of Australia

Leslie Hing Kung - 05/26/99 02:58:42
My Email:KMMLBA@aol.com
Chinese Surname: Kung
Meaning of Surname: Related to Confucious's original Chinese name ( I'm a descendant.)

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I'm looking for more info on my distant relatives. Any of them. Kung or Kong. Descendants of Confucious.

- 05/13/99 04:19:38

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LIZ - 04/22/99 20:12:07
My Email:nofo19@hotmail.com
Chinese Surname: Ahhing, Ahhing

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I would like to find out more of my Chinese ancestors. This is my great grandfather and I am not aware of any of his family members.

Anni - 04/06/99 09:29:38
My Email:annimu@hotmail.com
Chinese Surname: Mu
Number of Surname: 98
Meaning of Surname: Solemn

Comments:
Searching for other Mu's

Susana - 03/10/99 07:46:17
My Email:slent@uswest.net
Chinese Surname: Lien4(Mandarin), Lent(Cantonese)
Meaning of Surname: to practice
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: Queries and Responses

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Hello! I have a very unusual Chinese surname also, which is definitely not listed. I have yet to find another Chinese with the same surname. My father's family immigrated to South America from Kwantung, possibly the same area where Dr. Sun Yat-Sen came f om: "Zhong Shan" (Middle Mountain). I'd like to hear from other "Lent's" out there.

Susana - 03/10/99 07:39:33
My Email:slent@uswest.net
Chinese Surname: Lien4 (Mandarin), Lent (Cantonese)
Meaning of Surname: to practice
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: Queries and Responses

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My father's family originated from Kwantung province, possibly the same region where Dr. Sun Yat-Sen came from "Chung Shan" (Middle Mountain). I have yet to meet another Chinese with the same last name as mine. Most Chinese people think it's another chara ter when I tell them. I'd like to know if there's anyone out there with the same last surname.

Edward Ploysongsang - 02/06/99 04:35:15
My Email:eploy@loxinfo.co.th
Chinese Surname: Zhu
Number of Surname: 17
Meaning of Surname: Red; Scarlet
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: Zhu

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My family descends from Zhu Yao-Kuang, a Teochieu Chinese from northern Kwangtung Province near the port city of Swatow. He immigrated to Thailand around 1927. His father was Zhu Tai-Liang. I am interested in learning more about my family's history. I would like to hear from other Zhu's especially those from Northern Kwangtung and Southern Fukkien province. I would also like to hear from Huang and Yang clansmembers from the same area.

Steve - 01/31/99 12:36:29
Chinese Surname: Cheng
Meaning of Surname: Cheng
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: Cheng

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Lam, Khiem Le Thanh - 01/05/99 21:16:06
My Email:KhiemLam@mail.utexas.edu
Chinese Surname: Lin
Meaning of Surname: Forest
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: Queries and Response

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I am interested in studying my Chinese root.

Kevin Wong - 12/18/98 03:06:15
My Email:calunhuang@hotmail.com
Chinese Surname: Wong
Meaning of Surname: Yellow

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Hello, I really enjoy learning more Mandarin because I am souly Cantonese. I go to College and I run my own Business, an internation business. I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

joseph young - 11/28/98 00:32:09
My Email:lyjoe@aol.com
Chinese Surname: ng fae youg
Meaning of Surname: 5 wave open

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hi ron. we find you we enjoy our thanksgiving here. how was yours.

Lin Xi - 11/19/98 00:40:20
My URL:http://www.hnet.uci.edu/lin
My Email:lxi@uci.edu
Chinese Surname: Xi

Comments:
Our family originated in Shanghai and are now located all over the world. Contact me if you think we may be related. My last name is xi luo de xi, not xi gua de xi.

Sue - 11/16/98 05:07:20
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/heartland/estates/7004
My Email:sbarnsley@sprint.ca
Chinese Surname: Qiao / Su

Comments:
I am looking for help in doing Chinese Genealogy. Programs that will support chinese characters. Any help would be gratefully received. Thanks

Fu tian foo - 11/15/98 10:50:33
My Email:azdist@singnet.com.sg
Chinese Surname: FU
Number of Surname: 84
Meaning of Surname: Tutor
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: All

Comments:
Thanks for the very interesting site on Chinese surnames. Anyone who is intertested in the Chinese Diaspora should read this 1998 edition by Lynn Pan, "The Encyclopedia of the Chinese Overseas" published by Chinese Heritage Centre Singapore. This book comes in both English and Chinese editions. Happy reading!!!

Kevin Carroll - 11/13/98 03:36:19
My Email:104253.731@compuserve.com
Chinese Surname: Fung
Number of Surname: Nine
Meaning of Surname: Water Horse

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My wife born in Chungshan, Guangzhou Province. He name was Fung, Suk Cow. The date was 1953. He father died and family became split up. She ended up in Macao and then Hong Kong. Her mother, and older brothers and sisters came to Hong Kong later. They had some type of bakery business in Kowloon. If anyone has info on Fung family that emigrated to Hong Kong after 1953 and into bakery business please advise. Thank you.

Del Mutton - 10/05/98 00:31:20
My Email:delmut@bigpond.com
Chinese Surname: SING

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Joseph Sing was married to a Scotswoman on 2nd June 1859. I'd like to know how he got here! He was born in Amoy probably about 1825 according to the ages he gave.

Robin Yim - 09/20/98 21:38:04
My Email:ryim@teleport.com
Chinese Surname: Yim
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: Hundred Surnames

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I have been wanting to know more about my surname. Other than my family I don't know anyone who shares it.

Yvonne Yock - 09/08/98 09:48:30
My Email:yvonne272@hotmail.com
Chinese Surname: Yock
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: All

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My surname is quite rare. Pls help me to shed some light on what is the meaning of my surname.

CP Lai - 09/05/98 00:58:53
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/4307/
My Email:cpl@clarify.com
Chinese Surname: Lai (HK spelling), or Li2 (your spelling)
Meaning of Surname: Farmer

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I give a different meaning of my lastname "Lai", see my explanation on one of my webpage at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/4307/name.htm. The lastname discussion is near the middle of the page. Tell me what you think about my theory.

BARBARA BRAZELL - 07/21/98 18:34:26
My Email:BRA1953@webtv.net
Chinese Surname: FOE
Number of Surname: I DO NOT KNOW
Meaning of Surname: DO NOT KNOW
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: ALL OF THEM

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MY GREAT GRAND FATHER WAS BORN IN CHINA, I FOUND HIM ON AN 1870 CENSUS FOR POPE CO. IL. HE MARRIED ELIZABETH SUSAN (SUE )JAMES. CHILDREN WERE JAMES- GEORGE- BELL. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS THE NAME (FOE) A COMMON NAME?

Win Bao Luo - 06/28/98 12:40:23
My Email:incognito@cableinet.co.uk
Chinese Surname: Win

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My surname seems to be very rare although I know of some chinese people in the states who also share it .We are the only family in the u.k to have this second name .We know that my grandfather came from a small island off mainland china and I was thinking that it could be a tribal name .I would be very thankful if anyone could give some meaning to this name because nobody in the family has a clue.

hans - 06/17/98 14:01:34
My URL:http://www.zg169.net/~hanssh
My Email:hans@cenpok.net
Chinese Surname: han

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dave wong - 06/14/98 16:16:36
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/biz/chineseinauckland
My Email:dlwong@ihug.co.nz
Chinese Surname: WONG
Number of Surname: 96
Meaning of Surname: yellow

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ahh, what a maze to follow our ancestors footprints.. I am 3rd generation NZ BOrn chinese, English is my 1st language, learnt MAndarin at Univ,, now use it daily with Cantonese.. THis opens so many doors.. suggest you contact a local chinese community group or society/friendly association.. they have heap of knowledge.. THIS page is very interesting.. KEEP the faith.. it is very interesting..

She'ng - 05/21/98 16:58:07
My Email:nguahoang@xiangqi.com
Chinese Surname: Pei2
Meaning of Surname: dun't know

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hey cool page.. heheh.. I guess my surname is rare huh?? Thanks

Kim Carter - 05/20/98 20:49:53
My Email:ccarter@turboweb.net.au
Chinese Surname: Hook-Lin or Ah Lin
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: Queries and Responses

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Your queries and responses page is great. I hope to get a response to my querie on the name Hook-Lin or Ah Lin. I need help??

May Ling Thio - 05/14/98 12:05:51
My Email:mlthio@rematch.nl

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Our first son's name is Victor Duan (upright) Yi (justice). At the end of June, I am due of our second child and we are having great difficulties finding a nice Chinese name with a powerful meaning. We want to keep 'Yi' for both a girl and a boy. For the irl we dislike meanings with regard to flowers/beauty/elegance etc. In case of a boy, we are charmed by names beginning with a B or a D, but that is not mandatory. Choosy, aren't we?! Is there someone who has some suggestions for us?? Thank you so very mu h!

Weepat - 05/09/98 09:37:14
My URL:http://members.tripod.com/~Weepat/index.html
My Email:viragrm@samart.co.th
Chinese Surname: X'u
Meaning of Surname: walk slowly, gradually

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Many thanks for this resourceful site. I enjoyed it and learned a lot.

Erica - 05/07/98 05:27:00
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/thetropics/7766
My Email:aclim@geocities.com
Chinese Surname: Lim

Comments:
A very nice website, from here I can know more about people surname, keep up the good work. :)

Ocrat Webmaster - 03/15/98 00:51:39
My URL:http://www.ocrat.com/

Comments:
Nice site. I have added a link to it in my links page ( http://www.ocrat.com/links.html ).

act - 03/08/98 16:45:29
My Email:act96@acs.org

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Hello. I'm trying to trace any links between the surname Teoh in Fujian and possibly any records of migrations to Pampanga, Philippines (c. 1575). Is anyone doing similar research? Anna

cindy soo - 02/22/98 07:15:09
My Email:csoo@auschron.com
Chinese Surname: soo

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My maternal Catonese grandfather was Ng M Poon, gravestone says N.M.Poon, his wife was Lim Shee. They settled in San Antonio, TX where they had 4 daughters & 3 sons. Their oldest daughter was the 1st Chinese born in a hospital in Texas. Their youngest s n Wm. Ng was a Flying Tiger who died, shot down flying the Hump. There's suppose to be a relation to Grandfather in Mexico. My father immigrated from N.Borneo/Maylasia. His parents were Soo Chik Heun & Sang Swee Keong. My mothers memory is fading, tho' s e says we are of the 5 Ng variety. Trying to trace the Ng's & Soo's. Have noticed that there are more Korean people named Soo but that there are few Cantonese w/this name. Can anyone shed any light/leads on relatives?

Joelle Hung - 02/21/98 05:50:36
My Email:9503007H@student.tp.ac.sg
Chinese Surname: Hung
Number of Surname: one

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Juz curious...is there an exact of no. of surnames in the world. And, out of the Hung surnames...how many clans are there??

Kim Vouch Ear - 02/12/98 05:51:03
My URL:http://wwwcsif.cs.ucdavis.edu/~ear
My Email:kvear@ucdavis.edu, ear@cs.ucdavis.edu
Chinese Surname: Ear (mandarin : Yang???)
Number of Surname: don't know
Meaning of Surname: beard? loyal family name?
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: this one

Comments:
Can anyone tell me about my chinese last name? I have been clueless my whole life. My friends ask me what kind of last name is that? To them is seems odd. The lack of knowledge is devastating. I am teo chew and I would like to learn anything I can. currently attend the University of California: Davis and I would appreciate any kind of information someone could tell me about my last name and teo chew (fukien, amoy, hokkien) people. I want to know about my heritage so I can be proud to be chinese.

Lynda Rogasch - 01/30/98 04:24:26
My Email:rogaschl@mail.dec.com
Chinese Surname: Wong hee

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I'm interested in hearing from anyone searching the surname Wong or Wong Hee. My GGGrandfather William Wong Hee was born in Hong Kong China in approximately 1849. We do not know when he arrived in Australia, but he married Sarah Reeves at Sandhurst (Vict ria) in 1868, and was a Gardener in the Banyeena (Vic) area for many years after that. Seven of his nine children died of TB before the age of 25, and we only know of 2 daughters who lived longer, although we don't know what became of them.

Liu - 12/02/97 09:17:51
My Email:liuschao@aol.com
Chinese Surname: chao

Comments:
I am glad to know that you are researching your family history. I am trying to do the same but don't know where to begin. I do not read chinese so I can not read my book of birth dates. good luck in your search....

Robert Atkins - 11/28/97 05:17:53
My URL:http://msn.com
My Email:ratkins@msn.com

Comments:
I like this webbsite Kenney it would be nice to receive a responce to my querry on Lee Leong Choi Hung

Adrianne Chang - 11/18/97 03:44:04
My Email:acjp@execpc.com
Chinese Surname: Chang

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Lucky J. Owyang - 11/14/97 23:00:03
My Email:ljowyang@jps.net
Chinese Surname: Owyang
Number of Surname: 1,2
Meaning of Surname: Europe -positive (electric), sun, bright, clear, masculine, pertaining to the world
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: Chinese surnames query

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I am doing research to find information about my family genealogy and history. My grandfather Owyang Man Yet came to America in 1882, from Dai Leung village, Heung Shan district (now known as Zhongsha), Kwantung (now known as Guanduong)Province, China. H married my grandmother, a member of the Law Yuck Ping from Courtland, California. She had four brothers and two sisters. My grandfather and grandmother raised seven children, three boys and four girls. One of them was my father. They grew up in Ryde, Walnut Grove, Locke area of the Delta farming country. My grandfather took his family back to China in 1920, and returned in 1922. Two of the children stayed in China along their mother until the Japanese invasion around 1937. My grandmother Law Jook Y e remained until she passed away at Dai Leung village, China, in 1961. My grandfather farmed in Vorden, on Grand Island, and worked on the Sol Runyon Ranch and the George McCullough Ranch. He, like other Chinese farm workers worked from Isleton in the W st to Hood in the East along the Sacramento River. If names like Yuk Kee Owyang, Mary Law-Wong, Bo Jung Owyang, Marie Wong, Jane Wong, Ernest Wong, or David Nam Wong, sound familiar, we are on the right track. If you have any information, stories, or th nk you might have a family connection, or, some story about our family, or, about life on the Delta farms and ranches around Locke, please e-mail. Thank You. Lucky J. Owyang

gerard newcombe - 11/14/97 20:51:40
My URL:http://members.tripod.com/~allasia
My Email:gpfn@ans.com.au
Chinese Surname: lim (wife)
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: queries & responses

Comments:
i lecture in asian customs /cultures and operate a trading /investment company that has been dealing in asia since 1974. your page is a great idea and has been very helpful

Jean W. C. Low - 11/08/97 04:39:03
My Email:Yonus-low@worldnet.att.net
Chinese Surname: Wong
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: Queries and responses

Comments:
Looks like you changed your format for the Queries and Responses. I enjoyed interacting with individuals whose questions I could answer. By the way, thanks for setting this site up for sharing of information.

Jeanne Hayes - 08/09/97 07:30:53 GMT
My Email:j-hayes@mindspring.com
Chinese Surname: none
Number of Surname: none
Meaning of Surname: none
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: none

Comments:
My great-aunt Gertrude Hodgeman/Hodgman supposedly went to China around 1920 and organized their nursing system. According to family history, she was given an award that was (supposedly) only surpassed by the award given to Chiang Kai-sheik. She was give this award as a thank you for her work in organizing their nursing profession. Does anyone have any idea how I can prove or disprove this family belief? Thanks in advance for any help that you can give me! Jeanne

Kathy Pratt - 08/01/97 06:34:11 GMT
My URL:http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/p/r/a/Kathleen-A-Pratt/
My Email:Kpratt2345@aol,com
Chinese Surname: Won

Comments:
I am looking from Won, Chan, Owyang, Jang descendants of immigrants from Zhongshan Province that settled in San Francisco Bay Area and/or Walnut Grove, California area around the turn of the century. I have been doing family history research for about 2 y ars. A primary source of information and documentation has been through immigration records available through the National Archives. If there is any interest in this, I would be glad to share my experiences.

Ron Young - 06/23/97 16:57:54 GMT
My URL:http://www.ziplink.net/~rey/ch/queries
My Email:chinesesurname@geocities.com
C inese Surname: Wu3
Number of Surname: 89
Meaning of Surname: 5 Man military unit
Favorite Chinese Surnames Page: s089.html

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