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CHUANG from Chingmai south of Taipei

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CHUANG from Chingmai south of Taipei

Posted: 18 Jan 2006 10:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: CHUANG, CHANG, CHONG, TRUONG
I'm interest in the surname CHUANG.
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As an English speaking American how can I do research on people from Taiwan if I don't speak or read the language?
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Do Chinese only record male lines of ancestry? Does that mean that each person will only have one line of descent?
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Sometimes the names sounds like TRUONG to me.
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Is there any connection between CHUANG and CHANG, and CHONG, etc. How many characters make up the name CHUANG?
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I heard that this family may have come from a southern province in China maybe 600 years ago.
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I heard something about a family poem where the sons or first son in each suceeding generation gets the next word or character in the poem as a middle name. Has any one heard of this sort of tradition?
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Any help would be ery much appreciated.
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James R. Davis, 6708 Austin Way, Sacramento, CA 95923
davis@dmea.osd.mil

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