Posted by Silas Jue on November 20, 2001 at 16:23:45:
In Reply to: Re: Chew (Zhou) Looking for my Chinese roots in China. posted by Kevin Lee on January 06, 2001 at 01:30:42:
: : The district where your ggf came from is not Koisan but Toisan (Taishan) in the Si-Yap (Siyi) region which is now called Ng-Yap (Wuyi).
: Al, When did they changed from 4 counties to 5? And which county is the fifth?
: : : My great grandfather is by the name of Chew (Zhou)Fook Loy or Loy Fook..not very sure.He is from Koisan,Si-Yap Kwangtung,China.He has a daughter and a son my grandfather Chew Ah Kiang of Penang,Malaysia.My address is at 399-Evergold,Lrg.Grandview 3H,Jln.Buli Sim-Sim,90000-Sabah,Malaysia.Any information is much appreciated.
: When did he left China? Prior to 1914 Toisan (Taishan) was known as Xinning. There is a county by the name of Hoksan (crane mountain).
Please consider that the English spelling can be entirely misleading. Sze-yip pronounciations pronouces both the Chao and Chou surnames as both "Chew". There is a good chance that the surname is actually "Chao" which has alternative Cantonese spellings in English as Chiu, Chew, Jew etc. A large Zhao (Pinyin) population exists in both Toi-san and Sun-wui...... Considering the age of your relative this is a possibility. There are resources in Hong Kong....
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