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CHEW / KEW - Chinese characters?

CHEW / KEW - Chinese characters?

Posted: 8 Apr 2008 3:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: CHEW, KEW
Can someone give me the Chinese characters (or
equivalent) for the surnames: KEW and CHEW.

.....

In China, esp. the provinces of:

Kwangtung Province (China)
Canton (China)
Swatow (China) Guangdong Sheng (China)

~~ and ~~

Fukien Province (China)
Amoy (China)
Fu-chou shih (China)
Lin Village (Fukien Province, China)

.....

Would the Chinese characters be the same for KEW/CHEW
surnames in the areas listed above?

In China are KEW/CHEW surnames similar in sound?

Does the letters 'c' and 'k' have the same sound in
China? or different?

Would KEW and CHEW be different characters for the
same surname in China?

Could the Chinese surname of KEW/CHEW be found in one
province? Or many provinces?

Can someone give me the Chinese characters for KEW and
CHEW?

.....

I appreciate all thoughts/comments/suggestions to
stumble a few bricks to reach closure for my query.

Best Regards,
--Manaia

Re: CHEW / KEW - Chinese characters?

Posted: 1 Aug 2008 6:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: CUE
Hi Manaia,

Not sure if this helps , but.....

My g/grandfather was from Canton but migrated to Australia. The name he used in Australia was "Ah CUE" but I have seen references to him as "Ah KEW" And "Ah Cwe. He married in Victoria, Australia in 1869 and luckily for me, he signed the marriage register with his chinese character. I have had this signature translated by the Chinese Embassy in Canberra, and they tell me it is the name "Qiao" (pronounced 'kyuh') and it means "Bridge" but it is definitely also used as a family name.

http://www.cantonese.sheik.co.uk/dictionary/characters/98/


There is also some information on this name on the following website which might help, the symbol shown on this webpage is positivrly the same as my g/granfather's. Perhaps you KEW/CHEW are of this clan.

Cheers,
Barry H.
Vic. Aust.
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