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SY family legends and stories

SY family legends and stories

Posted: 24 Aug 2002 9:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Sep 2003 6:57PM GMT
I would like to compile legends, stories, and letters about the origin of the SY name. If your branch of the family has a theory of the origin of the SY name, please post it.

Re: SY family legends and stories

Robert Sy (View posts)
Posted: 24 Aug 2002 9:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
There has been a legend in my branch of the Sy family that the name was shortened from "de Saveny" by taking the first and last letters of Saveny. This was documented in a letter written by Vera Sy in 1948. This letter was written to Robert and Gladys Sy. The letter said that the former members of our family were Frenchmen. They belonged to the first Protestants who were called Huguenots. In the seventeenth century they had to flee from France to Germany. At this time they changed their name. This was what she remembered from an old French bible that her husband received from his father. The bible was lost during WWII.

I have traced the family beyond the seventeenth century so I know this legend is not true.

Re: SY family legends and stories

Mike Syfrett (View posts)
Posted: 6 May 2003 6:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was always told our family's origins were based on Germany. Which pretty much goes hand in glove with what Robert said.

Re: SY family legends and stories

Posted: 9 Jan 2008 4:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: sy
hi!
im johanna sy, from Manila, Philippines. i read your post about the "SY" ancestry, i want to know also the sy family legends. my cousin jeannie trying to find out where the "SY" name comes from, she ask from our grand parents, aunts and uncle, and she went to the national library, then she found out that the "SY" name is came from the name "syjuco" and our great great grand parents is originally came from Macau, China. with pure chinese blood,thats all i know, but i want to know more about it, and to know who are my other relatives from "SY" clan.
Thank You Very Much and good day!
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