Posted by Trev Sue-A-Quan on September 15, 1999 at 01:53:33:
In Reply to: Origins of the Name "Chee-A-Nam" posted by Pauline Chee-A-Nam on September 09, 1999 at 10:54:02:
Double hyphenated names, especially with "-A-" in the middle are common among the Chinese in Guyana. A history of the original immigrants to British Guiana between 1853 and 1879 is presented at the "Chinese in Guyana" website. It includes a listing of the 39 immigrant ships and the surnames of descendants (to 4 generations) of those immigrants. The book "Cane Reapers" has a detailed descriptioin of the unusual surnames that have evolved for Chinese in Guyana.
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