Posted by Raymond on March 25, 2001 at 22:41:53:
In Reply to: Re: Limcangco origin posted by anonymous on November 17, 1998 at 04:26:08:
: : Can you help me trace what the origin of the Limcangco last name is from?
: : I'm originally a native of the Philippines. I would like
: : to trace my Chinese ancestry.
: Lim is the surname of your Chinese ancestors in the old country. Cangco is, perhaps, the given name of your ancestor who first settled down in the Philippines.
: Lim is a Hokkien variation of Lin(Mandarin) and Lam(Cantonese) surnames. This means that your ancestor came from southern Fujian province
: Lim also happens to originate from the Hangchao(Techew/Tehchew) province. Because of their proximity to Fujian, the two dialects are often confused(the even sound similar). It is strongly believed that both the Fujian and Hangchao Lims are related, but I haven't been able to find proof.
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