Posted by Hing-Kan Lim on January 17, 1998 at 13:40:45:
In Reply to: Re: Chaim from Hainan posted by Ron Eng Young on April 16, 1997 at 23:28:53:
: 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
: There are a number of Chiams in Singapore and Malaysia. If you want to
know more of chaims and their roots, I suggest that you write to the
Hainanese Association (Keng Chew Association) in Singapore and I am sure
they will be able to give you some informations about your father-in-law's
roots in Hainan. Sorry, I don't their adress with me. I suggest the you
the singapore' embassy for the address.
: Good luck. Lim.
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