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Re: Chaim from Hainan

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Posted by Mike Donahue on April 16, 1997 at 23:32:23:

In Reply to: Re: Chaim from Hainan posted by Ron Eng Young on April 16, 1997 at 23:28:53:

Thank you for replying so quickly. I was able to find the name Chaim
written in Chinese (I believe traditional), however, the exact town or
village is unknown. I have inserted a bitmap of the character as close
as we can draw it. If you can
help me with this I would appreciate it. If not, please could you point
me in the right direction.

Thank you,

Mike Donahue : Hi Mike,
: : 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.

: : Thank-you

: 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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