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Old 09-16-2018, 02:33 PM
Mangosteen Mangosteen is offline
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Where is the family name "Skoulphong" from?

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Old 09-16-2018, 02:47 PM
Gray Ghost Gray Ghost is offline
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My WAG would be Laos.
Old 09-16-2018, 05:14 PM
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My guess would be Cambodia, Laos, or one of the northern Vietnam hill tribes.
Old 09-16-2018, 05:40 PM
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I think it is Laotian. Definitely not Cambodian. Could be a Vietnamese hilltribe, because many are ethnic Thais. The only thing that makes me think it is not Thai is the transliteration spelling, as Thai and Lao names are often pronounced the same but with different transliterations. Skoulphong is pronounced "Sa-GOON- pohng" or maybe even "Sa GOONA-pohng." A Thai would not normally include the first O. But it could be Thai. Cambodian is right out though.
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:50 AM
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FWIW, there is an entry of someone with that last name being born in Laos. The house seems to be right about this one.


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