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Posted by Lester D. K. Chow on October 13, 1999 at 19:18:52:

Origin of Various Surnames,
by Lester D. K. Chow.

When researching the origin of Chinese family surnames,
we accept, in a general sense, the old 100 surname chart
of Emperor Hunag Di. Some families, though, have their
own specific origin, which comes from a time prior to
China's early history.

A good example of this is the original Chou Dynasty
(1122 BC - 249 BC). The following surnames come from
the Chou Dynasty and represents the families of various
Chou Dynasty Kings and Princes: Chow (Chou, Zhou, Jou),
Lum (Lin), Chang (Cheng), Goo (Ku), Wu (Wo, Woo), Ing
(Ng), Ching (Cheng), Ho, Chiang, Mau (Mao), Choy (Tsai),
Sun, Yap (Yip, Ye, Yeh), Wong (Wang), Lai, Kee (Ke),
Kwock (Kwok, Kok, Kuo, Guo, Kop), Lau (Liu), Loui (Lui),
Dang (Teng, Tang, Deng, Dung, Thien), Siu (Hsiu, Hsiao)
and Young (Yang, Yong). Also, included with the Chou
Dynasty surnames, above, are: Chock (Cheuk, Cho) and Tom
(Tan, Tam).

So, if your surname is any of the above, you are a
descendant of China's Imperial Chou Dynasty. Family
genealogy can be found at our site:

http://www.idis.com/ChouOnline
http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Courtyard/1535/cha_pu.html
(Please see additional information attached to my resume)




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