Posted by Raymond (220.127.116.11) on September 20, 2007 at 02:59:35:
In Reply to: where does tam come from? posted by mikel on September 19, 2007 at 14:28:34:
Assuming that your father's surname is Tam, your mother's maiden name is likely to have no bearing on the Tam surname.
×Tis the traditional Chinese character for your Tam name. ̀· is the simplified Chinese character for your name.
Tan2 is the Mandarin Chinese notation for your surname in Pinyin, and T'an (Tan) is the Mandarin Chinese for your name in Wade-Giles.
Taam4 is Cantonese Chinese notation for your surname in Jyutping; Tam is Cantonese Chinese for your name in Yale/penkamp; and Tom is another Cantonese spelling for your surname.
Finally, Hom is yet another way of spelling your surname.
The following website is the basis for the above information: http://www.fact-index.com/c/ch/chinese_family_name.html
For detailed and complete information on the Tom/Tam surname, see the website: http://mysite.verizon.net/vzepzaui/index.html
Hope this helps in your school project.
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