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Re: WONG and YOW from Meixian (Moi Yen)


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Posted by Jean Sik (61.68.22.225) on August 20, 2007 at 03:41:18:

In Reply to: WONG and YOW from Meixian (Moi Yen) posted by Hanne Wong on March 23, 1999 at 08:43:30:

Hello Hanne,
I am from Mauritius and from the hakka stock and my father was from Meixian. I read your posting about 8 years from the time you put it on and do not know whether you have been successful in your search for Yow Chok Nee and Wong Kee Yan.
However ,a search in the phone directory of Mauritius (www.teleservices.mu/people)has revealed that there are some descendants of Yow Chok Nee but none of Wong Kee Yan. Perhaps the latter name has been altered slightly and there are some names in Mauritius bearing a close resemblance to Wong Kee Yan.
I leave it to you to carry on with your search if you have not been successful already .
Yours sincerely,
Jean Sik

: Can anyone help me with info on the Yow and Wong families?
: Yow Chok Nee emigrated from Meixian to Mauritius around
: 1920 and Wong Kee Yan (and 2 brothers?) around 1945.
: Wong is probably the same as Hwang in Mandarine.
: Of the two Wong clans from Meixien I know, this
: concerns the "Tai Tu Wong" clan (big yellow stomach).
: What's the origin of these two names and what is known
: about them? Also, what can be told about the historical
: Meixian and the Meixian of today? Please help!




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