Posted by maygie (188.8.131.52) on July 23, 2004 at 04:03:47:
In Reply to: WONG and YOW from Meixian (Moi Yen) posted by Hanne Wong on March 23, 1999 at 08:43:30:
: Can anyone help me with info on the Yow and Wong families?
: Yow Chok Nee emigrated from Meixian to Mauritius around
: 1920 and Wong Kee Yan (and 2 brothers?) around 1945.
: Wong is probably the same as Hwang in Mandarine.
: Of the two Wong clans from Meixien I know, this
: concerns the "Tai Tu Wong" clan (big yellow stomach).
: What's the origin of these two names and what is known
: about them? Also, what can be told about the historical
: Meixian and the Meixian of today? Please help!
hi hanne :)
my late maternal grandfather was from meixian, and his surname is Wong (in mandarin Wang) it means King. And, my maternal grandmother ancestor was from Fujian. Her surname is Oey (in Hokkien) or Wong (in Cantonese) or Huang (in Mandarin), it means yellow. Also my paternal grandmather surname is Wong (Huang) but she came from Toishan Guangdong, so the language or dialect is different.
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