Nyuk Foong Yong

1906–1953 (Age 47)
Hong Kong

The Life of Nyuk Foong

When Nyuk Foong Yong was born in 1906, in Hong Kong, her father, Tin Chong Yong, was 36 and her mother, Yit Yin Chong, was 37. She died in 1953, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Tin Chong Yong
Yit Yin Chong
Nyuk Lan Yong
Nyuk Fah Yong
Nyuk En Yong
Nyuk Foong Yong

Parents and Siblings

    Tin Chong Yong





World Events (3)


Age 35

Japan occupies Hong Kong. Food shortages impel many residents to flee to mainland China. The population drops from 1. 6m in 1941 to 650,000 by the end of the Second World War.

Age 40

Britain re-establishes civil government. Britain re-establishes civil government. Hundreds of thousands of former residents return, to be joined over next few years by refugees fleeing the civil war between the Nationalists and the Communists in China.

Age 43

Mao's communist forces win the Chinese Civil War resulting in a flood of refugees into Hong Kong.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Dutch Jong .2 Chinese 雍: from the name of the state of Yong, which was granted to the thirteenth son of the virtuous duke Wen Wang ( 1231–1135 bc ). The son also received the title Earl of Yong, and his descendants adopted Yong as their surname.3 Korean: there are two characters and two clans associated with the Yong surname; one is too rare to be treated here. The other claims its origins in prehistoric tribal Korea. In this early period, tribes would assume the names of animals. It is said that the Yong surname (which means ‘dragon’) came into being when the tiger tribe wished to avoid being named after a man-eating beast. The first recorded ancestor was an official in the court of the Koryŏ king Wŏnjong ( 1260–73 ). 4.

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

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