Posted by Looi Naaijkens on April 02, 1998 at 18:05:32:
In Reply to: Re: Origin Of "Looi" Surname posted by Looi Kam Fatt on February 28, 1998 at 06:34:39:
: : Can anyone tell me more about the origin of the
: : "Looi" (cantonese) surname. Thanks.
: Any Loois out there, please response. We should form a club, maybe. Anyone with the surname "Looi" (means 'thunder') please feel free to email me. We can compile a list of all the Loois in this world.
: Thanks. And thank you, Simon for taking the first step.
Hello Looi Kam Fatt + Simon, I'm sorry I cannot be a member of the Looi-club.
Because Looi is not my surname, but my birthname.
It comes from Eloy, Elooi or Eligius, a saint - protector of the metalworkers.
I suppose he lived in Belgium many years ago.
If you want more info I can probably search for it.
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