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Posted by Benson Kwong on April 24, 2001 at 12:07:07:

In Reply to: Family History posted by Edward SooHoo on April 21, 2001 at 18:33:39:

SooHoo is the Toishan or Si-Yap pronounciation of Situ. The following is excerpted from Chineseroots.com:

Origin
Like Sikong, Sima, etc, the surname Situ(1/2) originated from an official title. In the early Shang Dynasty, a Situ(1/2) was responsible for the people, land, education and government administrative matters. During the Zhou Dynasty, this position was called "Di Guan Da Si Tu". It was equivalent to the post of the Prime Minister. During the Spring-Autumn period, this post was prevalent in many states.




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