Posted by Raymond Lim on March 25, 2001 at 22:54:58:
In Reply to: finding myself posted by Angelina Lim on February 19, 1999 at 20:54:42:
: hi, my name is angelina and i am trying to find out my
: family geneology, but i can't seem to find anything out
: there with my family surname. i'm looking for either
: the name Te (my father's last name) or Lim (my mother's
: last name. i was just wondering if anyone can help me
: with starting this search. if there is anyone out there
: who knows how to start looking and where to look,
: please email me and let me know. I would really
: appreciate your help. :)
: Thank u sooooo much!!!
: love always,
: angelinaWell, my family name is Lim so I can tell you that the 3 major dialect groups with the name are the Hokkien(Fujian province), Cantonese(Canton) and Tehchew(Hangchao). Alternate versions of the name include, Lum, Lam and Ling (there are more but off hand I can't remember). I suggest you find a clan association and ask for help there. I would help a great deal if you can find out what dialect you belong to.
:I'm not too sure about Te, but I believe it is also sometimes spelled Teh or Tay.
Hope this helped
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