Posted by Raymond (188.8.131.52) on April 19, 2008 at 20:19:45:
In Reply to: origin of the name yam posted by amy on April 19, 2008 at 18:01:50:
For some insight on the origin of Chinese-Filipino names, take a look at the website: http://www.bibingka.com/names/ This website lists "Yamson" among the many Chinese-Filipino surnames and mentioned that many surnames ending in -son and -zon were Chinese-origin families in the Pampanga area who may have retreated there when the Spanish massacred the Chinese in Manila.
Hope this helps you some.
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