Posted by Yip-wang Law on May 31, 1999 at 15:35:56:
In Reply to: Luo4 (first sound and character of camel) posted by Dingli Chen on April 16, 1997 at 22:40:48:
: My grandmother's surname is luo4. My great-uncle
: traced it back to Luo4 Bing1 Wang2 of the Tang
: Dynasty, who was supposely killed by Wu3 Ze2 Tian2.
: My grandmother and her family are the only ones
: who I know of with that surname, perhaps you can add
: Also, in case this might help, my grandmother's
: surname Luo4 is the first sound and character of
If your great-uncle traced his root further back in time, he might have come upon a man by the name of Gongzi Luo, from whose given name his descend- ants derived their family name. Gongzi Luo happened to be a descendant of Jiang Tai-gong, the founder of the state of Qi in the early part of the Zhou dynasty. Luo ranked no. 152 in the Hundred Family Names listing (504 in total). Now- adys, it ranks No. 156 among 1436 family names that appeared in three censuses in China taken during the 1980's by some government agencies and it consisted of 0.08146% of China's population.
If you are looking for any Luo's out there, consider Gary Lok, the governor of the state of Washington, U.S.A. His Chinese name is Luo Jia-hui in which his surname is pronound "Lock" in Cantonese. About two years ago, he went back to Xinhui County, Guangdong Province to look for his roots, if I remember correctly. He might have some information for you if you ask.
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