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by lplona
20 Apr 2010, 01:12
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Surname Mei - Italian or Chinese
Replies: 4
Views: 5524

Re: Surname Mei - Italian or Chinese

Hi and thanks for the swift reply! I know the name is common in Italy, but it's also common in China! I'm trying to find out how either the Italian name got to China or the Chinese name got to Italy...all I know about the Chinese connection is that the word mei means plum flower, or something similar.
by lplona
20 Apr 2010, 00:18
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Surname Mei - Italian or Chinese
Replies: 4
Views: 5524

Surname Mei - Italian or Chinese

Hi, My family name is Mei and my grandparents were from Fano. I'm interested in learning of the origin of the Mei surname. My Italian family thinks it's of Chinese origin, but a Chinese friend says it's Itallian. Looking in large phone directories in NY and Los Angeles lists many of both! Where do I...