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Re: "Ah" in front of a name


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Posted by Vineula on September 02, 2001 at 19:44:32:

In Reply to: "Ah" in front of a name posted by Mim Romero on September 02, 2001 at 07:02:02:

: I am doing some research on the Death Valley region in the 1890's-1920 on some phase of mining in DV. I have come across a paper, actually several of them, where the Chinese names all start with "Ah", such as Ah Foo, Ah Dam, Ah Joe, etc. I note on this message site that Ah is a common name attachment. In the case of these Chinese miners, etc., did the Chinese gentlemen add Ah to their names, or did the Anglos do that? I note that in northern NV in early mining days, that AH was also common in front of almost every Chinese name. Would that be an equivalent to our Mr.? Like I said, did the Anglos add this on to just about every Chinese on their radar screens? Thanks for any name help you can give me.

Hiya, Ah at the beginning of the name is like 'son of'


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