Posted by JWC Low on December 01, 1997 at 11:48:13:
In Reply to: Wong Hee Surname posted by Lynda Rogasch on November 04, 1997 at 22:28:51:
The surname is probably WONG. The Hee is probably your Gfather's generation name. I've heard of other surnames which were derived from mistakes at immigration. Try Australia's immigration records for your Gfather. Also, read up on the Chinese in Australia ie. work opportunities such as gold rush, railroads, etc.which brought many immigrants to Australia. If you have a gravestone inscription in Chinese, it may list his birthplace, years of date/death. Ask other relatives about family & photos.
My book, China Connection:Finding Ancestral Roots for Chinese in America, 1994/1996. JWC Low Co. does discuss generation names, how to find resources, translating gravestones and dates, etc.
It's emphasis is 1830s'-1970 of immigrants from Guangdong area.
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