Posted by R McInnes on January 14, 2002 at 01:47:42:
In Reply to: Re: The Chinese name Wun-Hym posted by Leanne McInnes on April 24, 2001 at 08:20:50:
There are stories in my McInnes family that we have cousins who are also descended from chinese families (possibly living in in Qld). It would be nice to find out more. Our McInnes.s are originally from the Isle of Skye in Inverness.
: Hi Mike, It looks like you have been waitng for a while for a response. I'm Leanne whi is married to Allan McInnes - youngest son of Olive Mcinnes (nee Hogan) - eldest daughter of Olive May Hogan (nee WUNHYM) - eldest daughter of James Wunhym and Edith May Hon. James is an older brother of Albert Ernest Wunhym born c1889.
: Is this the correct family linkage with you. I have a little bit of "verbal-hand down history" but who knows how accurate it is. I am also eager to find more about the family on my husbands behalf - so if we can exchange any information that would be fabulous
: : : For some time I have been searching for other family members of the same family name, other than half brothers and sister living in Victoria. I know of that the family was in Ballarat (Vic) begining during the gold mining days, and also in North Queenland at Ravenswood. Also I am seeking information on the orgins of the chinese family name of Wun-Hym and Wunhym.
: : : As far as I know anyone with the identical family name are all related. When my step father was alive, Albert Wun-Hym (deceased) he had mentioned that the name should be extended by adding the word 'fookue' speeling is my interuption but I can find no reference to such a family name. I was born in Victoria in June 1934 and when my mother Phyllis Brockwell married
: : : my step father about 1936 or 1937.
: : : Can anyone advise the origins of the name. Such as to its meaning, area in China etc..
: : : I would be interested in hearing from anyone of the same family name.
: : : My postal address is 35 Wardell Drive Penrith NSW Australia 2750
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