Posted by sally soon on May 16, 2003 at 23:38:28:
In Reply to: Re: Looking for place of Origin of YAP surname posted by Julie on January 25, 2003 at 06:48:48:
My mother is a Yap, and she is Hockien. I have a friend who is also a Yap, and his great grandfather was a famous kapitan (head of the Chinese community there)in early Kuala Lumpur during the late 1800's. Name of Yap Ah Loy, is found in Malaysian history book. Think he was Hakka, but will check this with friend when I go to M'sia.
My late grandfather was Tap Teik Kian, and he is Hockien. Will ask my Mother where her Pa is from when I return to M'sia in September for holiday.
There are lots and lots of Yaps in Malaysia.
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