Posted by Nancy Zampathas (126.96.36.199) on May 24, 2004 at 03:22:25:
In Reply to: SooHoo posted by Benson Kwong on April 24, 2001 at 12:07:07:
: SooHoo is the Toishan or Si-Yap pronounciation of Situ. The following is excerpted from Chineseroots.com:
: Like Sikong, Sima, etc, the surname Situ(1/2) originated from an official title. In the early Shang Dynasty, a Situ(1/2) was responsible for the people, land, education and government administrative matters. During the Zhou Dynasty, this position was called "Di Guan Da Si Tu". It was equivalent to the post of the Prime Minister. During the Spring-Autumn period, this post was prevalent in many states.
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