Posted by Ron Eng Young on April 16, 1997 at 23:28:53:
In Reply to: Chaim from Hainan posted by Mike Donahue on April 16, 1997 at 23:25:29:
: Can you help me, I am trying hard to find the meaning or reference of
: the family surname Chaim (this is the English form). This is my
: father-in-laws surname and he is Chinese, originally the family came
: from the island of Hainan, or so I am told.
I don't have experience with this form. Chinese names have been
transliterated many different ways. That's why it's important
to find out how it was written in Chinese characters.
Is he still available? Or other old relatives? Single surname village?
There are regional variations. It's a puzzle.
... Ron Young
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