Columns

曾 (Chan, Zeng), 邱 (Cu, Qiu ) in the Philippines

 First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 23, no. 20 (March 22-April 4, 2011 Tulay Fortnightly): 5-6. Various family associations in the Philippine Chinese community represent more than one surname. Yet, only one of them truly represents two surnames where clan members actually descended from a common ancestor: Chan (曾) and Cu (邱). This is …

曾 (Chan, Zeng), 邱 (Cu, Qiu ) in the Philippines Read More »

Yao (姚) in PH

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 24, No. 18 (February 21-March 5, 2012): 5. The surname Yao (姚) has same pronunciation in Mandarin and Hokkien. It is the 62nd most populous surname in China, and ranks 25th among Chinese in the Philippines. The history of the surname Yao has to do with well-known and …

Yao (姚) in PH Read More »