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Posted by Peter L. Young III on April 07, 1999 at 13:07:25:

In Reply to: Re: Surname YAP posted by K.Yap on November 19, 1998 at 22:07:59:

: : : Hi I am trying to trace my heritage my grandfather's name was Benjamin Yap he lived in Hawaii. He died in 1948 married Ruth had 3 children -Titus, Cynthia, and Judy. If any one can help me please do so
: : : Thanks.

: : Yap is a Hokkien variation of the surname Ye(Mandarin) and Yip (Cantonese). If you have a Chinese viewer (ex. NJWIN CKJ), you can view how it is written: 葉. This character means "leaf."

: : Since it is a Hokkien surname, it means that your ancestor came from southern Fujian province. He might problably came from the port city of Xiamen (also known as Amoy.)

: : D. Yap

: Karla, I think I had an aunt who lived in Hawaii some time in the past 20 years. Her name was either Joyce or Shirley Yap - who I'm also trying to find. My ancestors came from a village in China called Loong Boy Liang. Do you think we could be related somewhere along the line. Would love to hear from you. From K.Yap.

Interesting. I vaguely recall Shirley. I know of
a Eunice Yap. Her son and me used to go skin
diving for lobster in Punaluu when we were in high
school. Can't remember his name. Shirley used to come and visit Mom and Dad, or we'd see her at some 9-course dinner or such. I saw her 2-3 times.
Mostly she'd come during the day while I was away in school. My father, deceased, has an extensive
genealogy library, Peter Lup Young Jr. All volumes
of the genealogy is in the custody/curator of a cousin of mine. I'm sure 'YAP' is in there. Anyway, give a shout. I'd like to know where both of you live. I'm in Louisville, Ky.


P.S. Browse thru this section until you come across an query from Alexa Merrill. You'll see the word 'Yap' in her comments. Lexy is my cousin and she lives in Indy. Have fun>>>>

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