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Re: Is "Low" a Chinese last name


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Posted by Lisa c on July 17, 2002 at 11:20:44:

In Reply to: Is "Low" a Chinese last name posted by E. Low on July 17, 2002 at 06:02:30:

There wasn't really a standard way to "spell" Chinese surnames in the US and with the many different dialects pronouncing names differently added to the number of different spellings for surnames.

My guess is that Low = the Cantonese Lo = also Loo (village pronounciation) = Law, just depending on when y'all immigrated. You could narrow it down if you know the character by looking up Lo on www.chineseroots.com



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