Mr Ann Hoe Tan

1914–2007 (Age 93)

The Life of Ann Hoe

When Mr Ann Hoe Tan was born in 1914, in Singapore, his father, Yang Cheng Tan, was 25 and his mother, Ler Neo Ng, was 21. He married Mdm Geok Eng Kwik in Singapore. He died on 29 April 2007, in his hometown, at the age of 93, and was buried in Singapore.

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Family Time Line

Mr Ann Hoe Tan
Mdm Geok Eng Kwik
Marriage: unknown

Spouse & Children

  • Male1914–2007Male

  • Mdm Geok Eng Kwik



Parents & Siblings

  • Yang Cheng Tan


  • Female1893–1995Female



  • Ah Choo Tan


  • Male1914–2007Male

  • Lee Hoe Tan


World Events (6)


Age 28

World War II. Japan bombs Singapore. British surrender and the Japanese Occupation. Singapore falls to Japan, which renames it Syonan (Light of the South).

Age 31

Japan defeated. Singapore under British military administration.

Age 49

Singapore joins Sabah (North Borneo) and Sarawak in the Federation of Malaysia.

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.

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