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Re: surname (Hokkien?)

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Posted by David on November 14, 1999 at 02:57:55:

In Reply to: surname (Hokkien?) posted by So, Kiem Liat on November 09, 1998 at 05:24:36:


i was wondering if you can tell me what Liat means and whether it is related to the surname Lat.

i appreciate any help you can give.



: Hi there,
: As far as I know my surname is from Hokkien origin; my ancestors came from Fujian/ Hokkien and went (1800-1850) to Indonesia; my father emigrated 35 years ago to the Netherlands. Because we are expecting our first baby (probably a boy) next january, we would like to know more about our surname etc. in order to choose a proper Chinese name. Most books on Chinese names are for Mandarin names unfortunately. Can anybody get me more information on names from Hokkien origin or specifically on our name. Thanking you in advance for your efforts.

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