Posted by Al Chinn on February 24, 2001 at 17:00:09:
In Reply to: Searching for the origin of Coseco surname posted by Lei on February 24, 2001 at 08:52:41:
Very interesting. Other than it being Chinese, does the "co" ending mean something in the Philippines? As for Tuason being "son" and "tua"; what did it each mean originally? In Licauco I guess the surname could be Li and personal name Cau, and in Tanchanco surname is Tan (Hokkien) or Chen in Mandarin and Chan the personal name. Coseco and Cotoco are harder to fathom.
: I'd like to know the origin of the Coseco surname.
: Is it chinese in origin like the Cotoco? The only
: difference I can see is the middle spelling "se" and
: "to". As a professor in AdamsonUniversity here in Manila, Philippines said that surnames that end with "co" are chinese in origin.
: The surnames like Tuason, is originally son tua, as
: chinese christians and because of Spanish occupation
: forced the chinese to somehow, modify their surnames
: but have distinct uniqueness to be able to identify.
: Like the Licauco, Tanchanco etc. notice the "co" at
: the end. Hope you can enlighten me more...
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