Posted by Tony Heung on November 13, 2001 at 02:41:13:
In Reply to: heung (& cha) posted by f. heung on September 10, 2001 at 19:02:28:
Good to hear other heung's here.
Sorry but I am not much helpful, as what you know is pretty much what I know. I also want to know more about my family name too.
: my last name is heung (tone 1: high level/high falling), adj. fragrant.
: i've heard that it's a rare surname.
: i know very little about my paternal (or maternal) family history.
: i would like to hear from other heung's who know something about our family roots.
: also, when i was a kid, i was told that the name heung came from the name cha (tone 4: low falling), verb: to check; to investigate.
: i was told that by taking the bottom stroke from cha and placing it on top, someone down my paternal lineage changed the name to heung.
: does anyone know more about this?
: i'm not sure how well my memory serves me (was it just a dream?).
: i've been wondering for a long time--especially when someone exclaims "whaa... your name is so rare!"
: please contact me by e-mail at the above addresses.
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