Posted by kevin on January 02, 2002 at 16:52:04:
In Reply to: Re: SHUM posted by CEN , TSEN, SAM AND GIM on November 16, 2001 at 17:03:32:
: : looking for origin of name, related information, and any other persons with similar last name.
: THE SURNAME CEN (SAM, SUM, SHUM, TS'EN, GIM AND CEM)ORIGINATED FROM THE ZHOU DYNASTY. THE ZHOU PEOPLE WERE CONSIDERED THE FIRST SEMI-NOMADIC WAR-LIKE BARBARIANS TO INVADE CHINA. THEY WERE A MIXED GROUP OF PRE-HAN CHINESE, MONGOL, MANCHU, TIBETAN AND TURKS. THE LIVED PRIMARILY IN NORTHWEST TO NORTHEAST INNER MONGOLIAN AND NORTH CHINA PROPER (SHAANXI AND SHANXI PROVINCE). OVER TIME THEY MIGRATED TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF CHINA.
: OVERTIME THE ZHOU PEOPLE LIKE OTHER GROUPS MAKEUP
: THE HAN CHINESE PEOPLE OF TODAY.
thank you very much. what is your e-mail address and i can send you the chinese characters? would it also help if i mentioned that my grandparents were indentured and brought to Canada to help build the railway in BC before the turn of the century?
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