Posted by LIM KOK HEONG on December 26, 2002 at 07:38:26:
In Reply to: Re: Lim Sin Njo living on Java posted by Al Chinn on May 23, 2002 at 11:58:53:
: In the name Lim Sin Njo, the surname is Lim which is a Hokkien pronouniation. Most ethnic Chinese people in Indonesia are Hokkien whose ancestors came from Fujian Province in China. In Mandarin it is Lin. It means "forest". The personal is Sin Njo.
: : I'm searching the family tree from my fathers grandma, named Lim Sin Njo, also known as Marie Herdle.
Add by Lim KoH\k Heong.
The surname is "LIM", which means "Forest". LIM is used by Hokkein/Fujian clan of Chinese who hail from the southern province of Fujian in China.
Many Hokkeins migrated to South East Asia from 1800- 1940 in search of better fortune and partly due to the invitaion of colonialist (Brith and Dutch) who wanted the Cninese to help developing Malaya and Indonesia.
LIM is the 16th largest surname in China. For Northern Chinese, it is pronounced as LIN. For Cantonese it is LUM.
I think it is difficult to trace to the root of LIM SIN NJO, as most Chinese in Indonesia no onger retain thier Chinese name.
But you can try your luck if can manage contact the LIM clan associataion in Indonesia.
: : She probably was member of Lim-clan till she married a german man named Herdle. They lived on Java and gave birth to daughter Elisabeth Herdle who married Jan Doedens (duth man) later on.
: : It's so difficult to find something 'cause they're all so different cultures. Who can help me. I don't even know wich is a surname Lim Sin or Njo ??????
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