Posted by Al Chinn on February 24, 2001 at 17:18:46:
In Reply to: Searching for the origin of Coseco surname posted by Lei on February 24, 2001 at 08:52:41:
From an article about Lim Ah Hong in Tsinoy.com it said his "surname" was bastardized to Limjoco when he was baptized. This "surname" can be broken down to Lim as his real surname and his personal name as "Jo" which in Spanish is pronounced as Ho, the first syllable of his name Hong. And according to you the "co" signifies being Chinese. Hope that helps.
: 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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