Posted by Al Chinn (126.96.36.199) on February 06, 2008 at 11:35:14:
In Reply to: Yoo/Tick posted by Michaela on February 05, 2008 at 17:55:11:
Your gggf came from the southern part of Fujian Province and left from the port of Xiamen (called Amoy in the local Hokkien/Minnan dialect). I believe the name Yoo Tick was written in the proper Chinese form where the surname was Yoo and his given name was Tick. My guess is as follows: Yoo surname is pronounced like "You" in English (Yu in Mandarin) which means "to swim or to float"; as for Tick it is probably a popular male name called De in Mandarin or Teck in Hokkien to mean "virtue".
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