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Re: Chin Fook Lum

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Posted by Raymond ( on October 09, 2007 at 17:25:51:

In Reply to: Chin Fook Lum posted by Stacey on October 09, 2007 at 13:02:49:


What is your husband's name? His surname should normally be Lum or Chin. Whichever it is, then that is the surname for Chin Fook Lum. There are many Chinese family societies around the world where Chinese have largely migrated. You should see if such society is present in your area - - it may contain some information that is helpful in your search. If Lum is the family name you are interested in, there are other anglicized spellings of that surname.....Lim, Lam and Lin are also the same Chinese character as Lum. In Hawaii the Lum/Lim/Lam/Lin society is called "Lum Sai Ho Tong". Finally, the Lum surname is prevalent in several parts of Guangdong Province where old Canton (now called Guangzhou) is located. If you can locate the gravesite of Chin Fook Lum or his son (your husband's father), the headstone should contain the Chinese name of the village in Guangdong where he was born.

Good luck in your search.


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