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Re: Soo Hoo, Su Tu, Si Tu?

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Posted by Steve Soo-Hoo on February 05, 2001 at 17:17:07:

In Reply to: Soo Hoo, Su Tu, Si Tu? posted by Pamela on April 05, 19100 at 15:46:45:

To answer your question with the shortest just depends on the dialect from which your part of the Soo-Hoo/SuJo/Su Tu/Si Tu/Seto/Szeto clan lived while in China. Were they toisan or canton? This determines the pronunciation of the last name and the translation into English. Soo-Hoo is toisan while Seto and Szeto
are more of the Cantonese speaking parts of the family. Su Tu and Si Tu are the mandarine pronunciation of the family name.
: Hi,
: My family name on my mother's side is Soo Hoo. I was
: wondering if this is a different pronunciation of
: the name Su Tu or Si Tu? I know that one of my
: relatives used to go by the name "Szeto" or "Seto"
: instead. If this is the same name, why is it
: spelled differently?
: Thanks much to anyone who can help me!

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