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You are Hokkien. Your Chan is not the same as Chan in Cantonese

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Posted by ES Teoh on June 07, 1999 at 09:12:08:

In Reply to: surname confusion--can someone help? posted by Chan/Zeng on June 04, 1999 at 04:06:17:

It is also pronounced Chen in Mandarin or Ch'en in Cantonese but I cannot give further details as any Chans I know of were long ago. Lost touch with them

: I'm really interested in finding out about my ancestors but my family can't help right now. Was hoping someone out there knows something.
: My surname is Chan and it's Zeng1 in Mandarin. To my knowledge, my ancestors should have come from Fujian since I'm Hokkien. So now, I'd just llike to know if there're any Chans/Zengs out there. Also, since Chan is usually thought of as Cantonese, I was wondering if there might have been a mistake in the recordings of my ancestors' names. I don't think so but I don't really know at this point.

: Please help.

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