Posted by Helen Wong (126.96.36.199) on December 28, 2003 at 17:48:58:
In Reply to: Re: is the WONG family of royalty? posted by Stanley Wong on May 16, 2001 at 15:57:11:
: : : hello. i doubt anyone ever reads this stuff anymore, but i am 15 and don't got alot of stuff and knowledge on geneologies and family trees. anyways, i have aroused an interest in myself in finding if i am of royal descent. i know what wong means, sort of, so just need help answering the question. please email me when you find anything on the subject. thanks.
: Probably not. There are a number of Chinese
: surnames all written in English as Wong .
: Wong was used by someone coming from the Canton
: area. The two main Wongs come from the word for
: king and the word for yellow (mine). I heard that
: a certain king was so popular that many of his
: people took that Wong for their surname. The
: same character surname for a Mandarin speaker
: is more often written as Wang.
Stanley Wong - Is your Wong family from the village/city of Kwa-lan/ Kwangchow? That's where my husbands family is from - surname "Yellow"
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