Posted by Han Mee Quach on September 07, 2002 at 02:58:16:
In Reply to: Re: My roots - QUACH posted by Ha Quach on April 15, 1999 at 22:17:41:
: : I am a kid from sydney nsw. My roots are Vietnamese, chinese. My olds came from vietnam, theirs from china.I'm in Sydney Australia, Please contact me if u can help!
: Quach is a Chinese name. My grandfather on my father's side came down from China and settled in Vietnam. As far as I know, the highest concentration of Quach's in Viet Nam is in the fishing town Rach Gia on the Gulf of Thailand.
: There is a myth that Quach is a Mongolian warrior who took up an imperial position (king? emperor?) in China after conquering parts of it. I have no idea at what time in history this myth would refer to.
: According to my father's family, Quach kept a book of middle names, spelling out the descendants of the next several dozen generations, descendants of his favorite Number One Wife (er, concubine). The first born son would look up the name for his generation in the book and name his own first born son accordingly. I believe the book is in its 26th generation, having been disrupted at least four times since the book's legend by the dislocation of the son who was supposed to continue the naming tradition.
: There was a brief Vietnamese dynasty that carried the Quach name. That's all I know about this name.
Hi I really wasn't searching for anything about this subject but I came across it and it made me wonder...my last name is also quach(um i know duh)...i was wondering about that book with all the middle names...i have a younger brother and an older half brother and i recently found out that i had 2 other half siblings in Vietnam...and apparently we are all named han...my dad past away when i was 12, that was 6 years ago...I remember him telling me that there was a book and that's i got my name etc. It was all so long ago. Anyways, I was wondering if you or anyone knew anything about that book...I would like a copy...or at least look at one. Oh yeah, I'm from Washington, USA. Plz email me.
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