Posted by Al Chinn on April 09, 2001 at 00:27:50:
In Reply to: Soliongco Surname posted by Annie Soliongco on April 08, 2001 at 20:23:38:
Something is unclear about your message. Is your surname Soliongco your personal surname, or could it be your husband's surname? If it is the latter, then I can understand your remark about "my paternal grandmother's maiden surname was Soliongco". Which would lead me to believe your maiden surname is not Soliongco.
Based on the little I know about ethnic Chinese "surnames" in the Philippines, it can be explained as follows: "So" is the real Chinese surname, and "Liong" was the given or personal name--there could be another one that was dropped for one reason or another. Lastly, the "Co" is a suffix to identify that it is of Chinese origin.
Hope that helps.
: I am looking for anyone with the last name "Soliongco", my paternal grandmother's maiden name was soliongco and I have recently found out that my grandmother's father was 100% Chinese. any helpp is appreciated! Thanks