Posted by Tek Tjin Phoa (184.108.40.206) on October 20, 2005 at 05:03:12:
In Reply to: Re: Phoa Surnames - meaning posted by Shanna (Shao An) Phoa on November 23, 2003 at 08:40:31:
I was born in Indonesia, now living in Germany. My grandfather came from Xiamen (Fujian). Next month I 'm planning to go to Xiamen/Fujian to look for my roots. A Chinese woman in Nanjing told me the meaning of the Chinese character (Phan) is: the combination of: Three Waters-Man-Rice-Farmland.
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