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Chinese surname No. 251 Fu2 [才]


Long2 means : coincide, symbol, written charm, seal, chop
Variations include Foo, Pu, Fu

Foo Family Moving Across the Sea to HaiNan Dao

The Clan temple

Singapore ( Foo Tee Tay, 52 Middle Road, Singapore 0718)
Bangkok (625-9 Pracharaj 1 road, Bangsue, Bangkok 10800 Thailand)
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The history of surname No. 251 Fu2 [才]

According to the Zu2Pu3, the predecessor started as Ji1 but later one of them became the minister to govern the seal (chop), the minister of Fu (fu2xi3ling4) around AC221 for the First Qin emperor, so he was given and changed his surname to Fu.

I attach a synopsis regarding Fu ancestry. This SynopsisFu2Shi4Zu2Pu3.pdf is edited from 101 volume of Family roots published in 1936 ,during that time a new generation poem of middle name was compiled to unified the 6 branches of FOO (Fu2 [才]) . It took more than 600 workers and 5 years to produce. The photo copy edition was produced in 1982 from a single set possessed by FOO TEE TAY ( CLAN TEMPLE) in Singapore.. After reading this article I hope you will have some understanding of the Foo (Fu2 [才]) Chinese family. How Foo get their last name? When did it first acquire the name? What is a generation name? What is the meaning of generation name? And how do Foo decide to use which character as their generation name? How do members of the Foo family keep the same generation name after so many years? How many generations have passed since the first Foo? How do Chinese keep their ancestry?

...Sun-Hoo Foo

For additional information about this, see In Search of your Asian Roots: Genealogical Research on Chinese Surnames, paragraph 143.



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