Posted by Lisa Yap on June 19, 2000 at 03:39:40:
In Reply to: origin of "jauw"? posted by Brian Jauw on February 21, 2000 at 14:51:50:
Hi, I live in the Netherlands and my mother's family name is also Jauw, exactly the same as yours. Maybe I can help you find out more about the name.
We do pronounce 'Jauw' much like the English 'yow', but personally I have always believed that Jauw must be translated from the Chinese name 'Yao'.
If you send me the bitmap file of your family name, I will ask my mother's brother about the name.
Where are you from if I may ask? I never knew there where other Jauws beside my mother's family.
My mother told me that there should be a family tree of her family. If I am able to get my hands on it, maybe we could find out a lot more.
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