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Re: Surname Ah-Mun

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Posted by Al Chinn on April 18, 2002 at 20:31:11:

In Reply to: Surname Ah-Mun posted by Lily Ah-Mun on April 17, 2002 at 11:20:37:

This does not appear to be a proper Chinese surname. It looks like a personal name that inadvertently became a "surname" in the West due to the presence "Ah" which is just an appellation, and "Mun" is a personal name. Without the Chinese character it is difficult to pin down which Mun it is. A common personal name means "culture, literature". In Mandarin it is Wen.

: I believe this to be my Grandfather's surname. I have been told that he was from Canton and that he was a Merchant Seaman. Here Came here to Cardiff in early 1900's. I am looking to find others with this surname and the meaning of it. Grateful for any help or pointers.

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