An Tjie Tan

1884–1959 (Age 75)
Manado, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia

The Life of An Tjie

An Tjie Tan was born on 12 September 1884, in Manado, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia. He married Tjai Teng Nio Tjia about 1915, in Manado, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in September 1959, in his hometown, at the age of 75.

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An Tjie Tan
Tjai Teng Nio Tjia
Marriage: about 1915
Tjoen Hiong Tan

Spouse & Children

about 1915
Manado, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia


World Events (2)


Age 61

Indonesia achieves Independence.

Age 65

The Dutch recognize Indonesian independence after four years of guerrilla warfare.

Name Meaning

1 Chinese 谭: from the name of the state of Tan during the Zhou dynasty. After Wu Wang established the Zhou dynasty in 1122 bc , he enfeoffed the state of Tan to a descendant of the model emperor Yu ( 2205–2198 bc ), with the status of Viscount. Descendants adopted the name of the state Tan as their surname.2 Chinese 谈: said to be from the name of a certain King Tan of the state of Song, a 36th-generation descendant of its founder ( see Song ).3 Chinese 陈: variant of Chen .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: An Tjie Tan - Individual or family possessions: death: September 1959; Djakarta, Djawa-Barat, Indonesia

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