Posted by Oscar (126.96.36.199) on February 14, 2006 at 10:18:42:
In Reply to: Re: chinese ancestor name posted by Raymond on February 11, 2006 at 18:16:59:
Thanks Raymond. In search of my ancestor I've discovered that around 90,000 chinese people travel to Peru between 1849-1875. Most of them aboard in Macao , then a Portuguese colony.Now a large number of peruvians have chinese ancestors, and is very common chineses restaurants called CHIFA (shee-fa) and the dishes served are from Canton ( Guandong ) . So I think you are right in your guess.
Only chineses arrived in XX century keep theirs surnames, those who arrived XIX century lost them because in those times catholic priest refused to register what they called "unfaithful names" or no cristian names. However my ancestor gave a first name himself and put together all his chinese name , so it seemed to be a Western one.
It happened when he married in 1879 like Pedro Photozen (in fact Fu Tow Seng). Beside that he declared to were born in 1839 in Chung Kuo ( I think the old name of China).
I will follow your advice and i would like to know any web page to ask for Fu or FOO surname.
I hope you understand my English, since my language is Spanish.
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