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Re: The Surname Wee

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Posted by Donald Wee ( on January 04, 2009 at 08:18:04:

In Reply to: Re: The Surname Wee posted by Felyx Teoh on April 21, 1999 at 05:42:02:

Hello Edward:

In Singapore there are some illustrious people with the surname Wee - past and present. They are:

Wee Cho Yaw: Chairman, United Overseas Bank;

Wee Kay Siang: Director, Kwong Yik Banking Company in the 1900s and there is a road named "Kay Siang" after him.

Wee Kay Poh: Managing Partner of Singapore Opium & Liquors Farm (1907 - 1909). He was a landowner and there is a road named "Kay Poh" after him.

I believe, these 3 gentlemen are Hokkien.


Hello Edward, I am a fellow Malaysian. There are a lot of Wees . The prominent one is Singapore (still is?) president Wee Kim Wee and in Kuching one famous one is Datuk Amar Wee Hood Teck. I believe there are Wee Kongsi. Wee surname is the same as Ooi (Ipoh upwards till Kedah) and Ng (Perak down to Johore. The Ooi Kongsi is a clan association. Maybe you can register with them to find your roots. I am not sure Wee is Hokkien or Foochow people but Sarawak state sure has a lot of them. Keep searching.

: : Hello,

: : I'm a chinese Malaysian surnamed Wee. I would like to know the origins of my surname (huang/yellow). And if possible, I'd like to know if anyone would be related.

: : The farthest i could trace was to Mr. Wee Hock Kee who migrated to Kuching from Riau Island of Indonesia. If anyone has any info about the Wee family or Yellow(huang, wong, ng...)

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