Posted by William Hong (22.214.171.124) on November 29, 2004 at 23:50:10:
In Reply to: Re: Last Name Origin "HUNG" posted by Jinchuan Wang on April 22, 2004 at 15:04:20:
Jinchuan is correct... You would need to see the chinese character for your grandfather's last name to know which "Hung" it is. There are at least two meanings that I know of based upon the Cantonese pronunciation of the name... the colour, "red" and the animal, "bear".
If your great-grandfather's last name is the animal, "bear" then my dad has a geneology that goes back hundreds of years. That lineage comes from the Taishan region in Canton province in southern China.
Good luck with your search for your family's past.
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