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Re: Kheks/Hakkas in Perak
I am replying you through our Hakka Forum hoping that someone can help
you. The proverb says that "Where there is a will there is a way".
I think it is a good idea to write to the Ipoh Hakka association.
I was in Malaysia for 32 days and did not have time to visit some of the
Hakka associations. Anyway I am going back there sometime either in May
or September this year.
This is the first step to write your genealogy: the history of your
surname which is as follow.
Surname No.43 PAM
Pan means : a Chinese surname; water that had rinsed the rice.
Surname Pan is about 2800 years old.
Abstract: Surname Pan was originated in an area which was called the
Ying2 Yang2 Prefecture during the Han4 Dynasty (206BC to 220AD).
The present day location of Ying2 Yang2 Prefecture is in
Ying2 Ze2 county in the province of Henan.
Ji Fa, later known as King Wu3, destroyed the Shang Dynasty (1783BC to
1135BC) and founded the Zhou Dynasty (1134BC to 256BC). King Wu3 delegated
authority to his numbered fifteenth younger brother called Ji Gao to rule a
district called Bi4 (present day near Xian2 Yang2 city in Shaanxi province).
King Wu3 also bestowed upon Ji Gao the title of Gong (Duke) and he was
known as Bi4 Gong Gao (Duke Bi4 Gao).
Bi4 Gong Gao had many sons and the third one was named Ji4 Sun who was a
very capable administrator. However, Ji4 Sun discovered that he had no
prospect of becoming the ruler as he was the third son and besides his
father had already proclaimed that the numbered one son would be his
successor. So in order to avoid future potential conflict in succession Ji4
Sun asked his father to give him a job somewhere else other than the
capital of Bi4. Bi4 Gong Gao appointed Ji Sun the mayor of the city called
Pan. Ji4 Sun was then known by the locals as Lord Pan and his family as
Pan Jia (Pan family).
Generations later Ji Sun had many descendants and they had established
their own families. It was rather confusing to call all these families as
Pan Jia. So they decided to adopt PAN as their surname and left
off the word Jia (family).
Chung Yoon-Ngan email@example.com
Copyright 1999. All rights reserved.
On Sun, 16 Feb 1997, Lawrence Pan wrote:
> Hello, Yoon-Ngan!
> My name is Lawrence and I'm a Hakka living in Singapore.
> Lately, I've been spending a lot of time reading webpages about Hakkas,
> especially the Hakka forum in www.asiawind.com., and I've come to the
> conclusion that it is quite possible for me to trace my family genealogy.
> I'm writing to you because I've read quite a few of your posts, one of which
> you mentioned that you were from Perak. My father was from Ipoh, Perak. I'd
> like to learn how I can find out more about my family genealogy. Will the
> Hakka clan association in Ipoh be able to help me at all?
> I'm optimisitic because I've read a few rather detailed accounts of family
> genealogy on the Asiawind Hakka website. :) I know that I might not succeed,
> but perhaps I could at least learn which province in China my ancestors came
> I hope that you can give me some help and advice here.
> Thank you very much.
> Yours sincerely,