Posted by Stanley Wong on May 16, 2001 at 15:46:16:
In Reply to: Wong Kee posted by Lyn John on January 23, 2001 at 16:59:17:
: My ggrandfather married in New Zealand 1896.
: His marriage certificate states his father as Wong Kee Lee.
: Is Wong the surname ? If so how would I go about tracing the gggrandfather in China. I only know great grandfather was born in Canton approx 1850.
: Any help would be appreciated.
Wong is the surname. Kee is the first character
of his name and Lee is the second character of his
name. He is probably from Toishan district
(ToyShan, etc) which is a rural area outside
Canton (Kwangtung) because most of the early
emigrants from that area came from Toishan and
not Canton. Different dialects of Cantonese so
someone from Toishan can understand a Cantonese
much better than a Cantonese can understand
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