Page 107 of the 1973 reprint. In 1962, a skullcap and a portion of a jaw-presumed to be a human origin-were found in the Tabon Caves of Palawan by archaeologist Robert Fox and Manuel Santiago, who both worked for the National Museum. I have not done research on the surname personally; but it is quite common, so a lot of materials exist. I am frazzled trying to look, maybe you can help??? The fact that majority of the people selected Spanish names perhaps reflected the prevalent colonial mentality that a foreign name would make one’s family appear more distinguished. For example, Samuel Clemens' demonym was Mark Twain. definitely not tagalog. hi Ms. Mona! Related Articles. How would you feel if you learned you had a twin, and you were separated at birth? Philippine Teak (Tectona philippinensis) belongs to the Verbenaceae family. Chinese origin? More recent immigrants include Chinese beginning in the ninth century CE and Spanish conquistadors in the sixteenth. A post shared by Charles Joseph Yu Verano ?? ( Log Out / He found his way to the Filipino community of New Orleans and blended in to the area using his mother’s maiden name of Martinez. My great grandmother’s family name is PANINDAGAT it is an Ilonggo word for “sea wondering”. In 1902, an American civil government took over administration of the Philippines, and the three-year Philippine insurrection was declared to be at an end. hi, diane. Cerrudo is very common Spanish name used in the Philippines . Its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from elsewhere in the Philippines, from China and from Europe, resulting in a culture and townscape that have no parallel anywhere in East and South-East Asia. What’s so different now is the vibrant world that inhabits the space behind the beach. And yes, the name was included in the decree. Rizal Shrine. what if surname parane and middle name miot ? Salamat po! I hope you have something for the Joaquin surname. thanks! Online searches aren’t helpful so far. The main characters name is Vincent Dalisay, but I was also leaning toward the name Rizal Balagtas. On first pass, I’m pretty certain you’ve missed Lapitan, Lantican, Mananghaya, Bandian, Tamisin, Alipon, Sumangil, Oca, Pahutan and… I have to check the others. I understand that it means life, but don’t know why there is an “ig” in front of the word. it is very close to the name AVILA, which is derived from the name of a place in spain. By the way, it’s difficult for me t o track my ancestors’ name beyond my paternal/maternal grandparents or great grandparents on the both of my sides. Looking at a copy of the catalog now. I want to know if our surname Caling is a traditional Filipino surname or it came from the word Calinga? Thanks for the notes, Burt! I’m doing my family’s genealogy, and have progressed very far regarding my mother’s side, but am stuck when it comes to Igbuhay. Send me an email if you have corrections or additions to the list below. The name resulted from a misunderstanding among the first Spanish missionaries who reached the place. Can I ask why most of family names living at Pangasinan starts with “Ma”? Zamboanga is the Hispanicized form of “samboangan” — a Sinama (an Austronesian dialect) word for “anchorage,” or literally, “place of mooring poles”. The name Philippines was derived from the Spanish name Filipe or Philip in English, and specifically … :). The Pentalore presents 5 Former Names of the Philippines! Date posted: 19 July 2012. The Philippines is one of the world's largest island countries. It originated in the Basque region of Spain and was also among the surnames in the Claveria catalogue. My husband’s grandmother was a Collantes, and the family name is very common in the southern part of the Luzon island. Thanks po in advance for any help. Directory of Cities, Towns, and Regions in Philippines (Page of tag philippines) Magellan’s crew, mostly Spaniards, spread interest in the islands back in Spain. unfortunately, i do not have the etymology for you. thank you. What about the surname TUMON? Mine is Lindayag, would you be able to get the origin of this? Thank you for the info :) I want to know if CURRIMAO is part of traditional fil. During the expedition of Ruy López de Villalobos to the region, the Spanish sailor Bernardo de la Torre bestowed the name Las Islas Filipinas on the islands of Leyte and Samar, in honor of the then Prince of Asturias (heir to the Spanish throne). Most place names in the Philippines did not take root from chinese languages but from local native languages. I’m surprised both of my parents’ names weren’t existed in Claveria Decree. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila. I just discovered this was my grandfather’s name before they changed our name to “Agan” when he became a citizen. The above mentioned roster is NOT comprehensive. It’s difficult for a place as beautiful as El Nido to not top a list like this. There’s a big Omega clan in Leyte. :). I have yet to meet someone with that surname although it is the name of one of the major cities near the southern tip of the Philippines. He came to New Orleans in 1930. i hope you could help me. how about mag-aso? Hi Richard. More power, Thanks for the kind words, Vicki! Did the Claveria edict included a bit of french in the surnames they disseminated? Hi William. Thanks for letting me know what it means and where it originated from. It is actually the first time I heard of that last name. FANGON is included. However during the pre-colonization period, people from the foreign lands barely know anything about this magnificent archipelago, yet alone its name. Hi! Wow, you have a great surname — it is also the first time I have heard of a Filipino family with that apellido. This is an incomplete list of the most common surnames in the Philippines, based on a partial count of registered births in 2016. In behalf of my significant other, I want to ask if do you have any information of the surname Tomboc? Hi Yva. This resistance to Western intrusion makes this story an important part of the nationalist history of the Philippines. It happened gradually and it began with the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer, in 1521.  Human trafficking is a problem in the Philippines. The History of Pancit: The Beginnings and Becomings of this “Long Life” Noodle. Erupted within historical times (within the last 600 years), accounts of these eruptions were documented by man erupted within the last 10,000 years based on the analyses of material from young volcanic deposits. perhaps, you have an ancestor whose livelihood centered on poulty? Watch this space for updates. All I know is that it’s Spanish of the first name Joachim. That applies to names of places as well. Date accessed: 19 Sep 2010. Hi Miss Mona! He was from Cebu. Other than that, I really have no knowledge regarding my surname. i wonder where it came from and what is the meaning of it. 2 “Decree of 21 November 1849“. Many historians have claimed that the Philippines peacefully 'accepted' Spanish rule; the reality is that many insurgencies and rebellions continued on small scales in different places through the Hispanic colonial period. the minute spelling difference does not change the meaning. thanks ms. mona, Hi Lito. I’m surprised my family name Caacbay existed since the Spanish occupation… and the number of Caacbays in the Caacbay Facebook page was also a surprise to me. Standing on Boracay’s White Beach in the early 1970s you’d have experienced the same fine white sand and views out to sea as you do today. Today the Philippines is an archipelago of 7,000 islands. Hi, Eddie. Thank you and God speed. Hi Mona, The Philippines is an archipelago comprised of 7,107 islands in the South China, Philippine, Sulu, and Celebes Seas, along with the Luzon Strait. Your ancestors may have acquired the name either through inheritance or adoption. Prior to the country’s current name, both the Spanish and the Chinese have their own terms to refer to this group of islands situated below the South China Sea. Here are some ideas on preserving your stories for the next generation. :D, Thank you Ms. Mona for sharing your research… as it started my curiosity to the true origin of my ancestors.. Can you tell me if this is truly a filipino name? It is Spanish and was adopted in the Philippines after the Claveria decree of 1849. Hi, Jun. People first reached the Philippines about 30,000 years ago, when the first people immigrated from Sumatra and Borneo via boats or land-bridges. POLOYAPOY would definitely be unique to the philippines; but i would have to research to find the etymology. The Early Philippines. Early History: The Philippine archipelago was settled at least 30,000 years ago, when migrations from the Indonesian archipelago and elsewhere are believed to have occurred. http://www.olek.waw.pl/inne/1357/Wilson78.pdf, http://www.geni.com/projects/Katigbak-Family-of-the-Philippines/3060, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garc%C3%ADa_(surname), https://www.facebook.com/groups/446415928712711/, https://joyfullplace.wordpress.com/2020/08/31/traditional-filipino-family-names/, Traditional Filipino Surnames | Angkang Pilipino – University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Sacramento & Vicinities. ¹ Names are capitalized because they are acronyms, containing the names of the constituent provinces or cities. My grandfather’s name is FOS but we’re not sure about his father. Hi. :). My family name is Querimit.Thank you. What’s so different now is the vibrant world that inhabits the space behind the beach. I can help with the Tagalog definitions. Srivijaya was a city-state on the island of Sumatra and a center of Buddhist learning that flourished roughly from 700 to 1100 AD. Hi Mona. Thank you! It was adopted by many unrelated families all over the archipelago. Ask the Community: Finding Your Ancestors' Town in Philippines [edit | edit source] Genealogical … It is possible that your 2xGGPs were peninsulares or insulares; but I cannot say that for sure. hi jl. Could you tell me the origin, meaning and dialect? I have not done research on the name personally; but I found this: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Velez. Hi Tanya! Philippine Name Meaning. On the 21st of November 1849, the Governor General of the Philippines, Don Narciso Claveria y Zaldua, issued a law (thereafter called the Claveria Decree) requiring Filipinos to adopt Spanish AND indigenous names from the Catalogo Alfabetico de Apellidos for civil and legal purposes (The notion that this decree mandated the use of Spanish names is false). 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