The Pentalore presents 5 Former Names of the Philippines! ? Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. No other place in the Philippines has held on to their colonial past on a city-wide scale as unfailingly as Vigan. to know for sure, i always recommend researching her lineage and following the family tree branches, generation by generation. please help me. Geography. The species rises to a height of 15-25 meters with elliptic-ovate lanceolata with rough surfaces, pale underside and light greenish on top.The blooms are bright purple. I don’t know much about the surname except a town in Ilocos has the same name. 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. There’s a place in Ilocos named Battung. Hello Ms.Mona,how about the surname Reg?I didnt find it in the list. I will make a note and let you know if I come across the the surname in my research. :) thanks for the visit! Obaob was my father’s surname, Orbeta was his middle name while Layson is my mother’s surname and Odilao is her middle name. The Families of Warren and Lucy Perez Zahler. Some festivity takes place within a day or a week, but some last an entire month. They asked for the name of the place. If it is not, you can hypothesize that your ancestors were probably outside the reach of the Spanish administrators — assuming the surname has been in use by your clan in the 1800s. i know that -ULFO is a typical name suffix used in Spanish speaking countries but I cannot remember what it is right now. 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. Could you tell me the origin, meaning and dialect? Hi Miss Mona! Hi Mona, do you have any information about the surname Oyan? I can check this for you. Good thing Caraan is included in the list. The Philippines has long been considered a top tourist destination by people all over the world. Bertulfo is NOT included. please help po. 1  “Alphabetical Catalog of Surnames“. Vague origin the minute spelling difference does not change the meaning. He spoke Tagalog. Thanks for this info. Hi Christine, While the name may have a French origin, at the time of the Claveria decree, it was already widely used in Europe. Thanks! Your ancestors may have acquired the name either through inheritance or adoption. GOD BLESS! 3 Larroga, Burt. Note, single R. :). It is one of the country’s largest cities and is a bustling port. Before then, the word was used to denote an author's pen name. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Thanks. I can help with the Tagalog definitions. Hi. For centuries Boracay was virtually a … :), hi ms. mona. Hello po. I’m interested in my family history. please, I really wanted to know the meaning and where it originated, thank you. very helpful info. There are many possibilities why your ancestors selected that name. It is protected by offshore Mactan Island and by the inland Cordillera Central. Thanks for the visit! Philippine Teak (Tectona philippinensis) belongs to the Verbenaceae family. My husband’s grandmother was a Collantes, and the family name is very common in the southern part of the Luzon island. I am so proud to be one of the family members of the MAGSUMBOL clan. the closest word is CABALLOS which means horses. Good day! Hi Richard. Deborah. Leyte – hiraite, the name of the place formerly known as Ete Lucena City – named after the town of Lucena in Andalucia, Spain Luzon – lu zung, a Chinese phrase meaning a far away land Makati City – makati na, meaning the tide is ebbing Maguindanao – danao, or flood Or is that not a traditional Filipino name? c. Click on the town or city you wish to search. I even talked to my parents and unfortunately, they don’t know their ancestors’ names. :D. My middle name is COTONG…lol..i dont know..i know for sure Kotong is a tagalog for “bribe”.. I just want to know the origin and meaning of my surname and the reason why it has a question mark beside it. Rosario is a Spanish name but Filipino families who carry that surname do not necessarily have Spanish roots. Thanks for the kind words, Gina! Cerrudo is very common Spanish name used in the Philippines . And what I’ve known from their family is that they were 13 siblings, We’re currently living here at Laoag City, Ilocos Norte and my sister and I have found other Caacbay’s in Carasi and Cagayan. I’ve been wondering about it. Hello! Hi Ms Mona, maganda ang site na ito para sa family tree research. It has a distinctive brown and flaky bark. Established in the 16th century, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. Thank you! Both AVILA and AVILLA areincluded. Hi i just want to ask if tou have some information about the origin of this Surname BALAG. this might help you in your quest: https://www.facebook.com/groups/446415928712711/. How about APGAO descendants from cuyo palawan. thanks! it does not. Even names of towns did not escape this naming pattern. Where to go, best places to stay, travel tips and and best holiday destinations - inspiration from the experts at Lonely Planet. RABOSA is a spanish word which means “ragged” or “tattered”. Hi Rhenzel. Maligayang pagbati po, Ma’am Mona. Hi. I can help. In our place mostly starts in letter “I” such as Inaudito, Inabangan, Ipiscua, Ibutnandi, Insauriga, Inamac and even Orale from my grandfather heritage isn’t listed. and my great grandfather’s family name is DATOON it is also an Ilonggo word which means “datu-like”. Thanks for the visit, Charlie! Luzon is the largest island and Mindanao is the second largest. Thanks for the notes, Burt! 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. I really find this site interesting and informative. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Date posted: 19 July 2012. I don’t have first hand research; but it may have happened in Pangasinan perhaps? I was wondering if you can search for the origins of the surnames Obaob, Layson, Orbeta and Odilao? Get to know more about the Philippines and its places! Rizal Shrine. Ancient Origins articles related to philippines in the sections of history, archaeology, human origins, unexplained, artifacts, ancient places and myths and legends. thanks for visiting the site! Hello. i hope the project went well …. All Name Meanings Boy Name Meanings Girl Name Meanings 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. My mom’s maiden name is Cuñado and she was born in Bohol island. CURIMAO is included. And yes, the name was included in the decree. Images taken from Google ImagesMusic:TeknoAXE's Royalty Free Music- Tribal Drum CorpsLink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07CBXS8Ed2g#history #thepentalore Any info will be greatly appreciated. People first reached the Philippines about 30,000 years ago, when the first people immigrated from Sumatra and Borneo via boats or land-bridges. The islands are in three groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. It has all the elements of a backpacker Shangri La: awesome hikes, eerie caves, hanging coffins, strong coffee, earthy bakeries, and cosy and incredibly cheap accommodation. The Philippines is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, specifically the South China Sea, the Sulu Sea, the Celebes Sea, and the Philippine Sea. My mother in law was never sure how to spell it. Philippines, island country of Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. We are still researching our etymology, if anyone would like to contribute an information about the Umayam Clan, we would greatly appreciate it! Philippines has been the subject of a number of invasions by the western world in the past, due to its rich resources and strategic location. Mendoza is a common name in many Spanish-speaking cultures. POLOYAPOY is NOT included. Together there are about 300,000 square kilometers of land. Hi. i have not researched that name; but by the word structure alone, i can tell it is indigenous. Is Sugbo also the same as Cebu? I understand that it means life, but don’t know why there is an “ig” in front of the word. where is it originated and possible meaning? 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. I’m an artist currently working on a comic strip (for my own personal pleasure). Glad Battung is included in your list. 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. My grandfather’s name is FOS but we’re not sure about his father. And, how about Germo? however, translate directly. Page 47 of the 1973 reprint. 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. Name Meanings by Gender. The name of Malolos was presumably derived from the Tagalog word "Paluslos", meaning "downwards". Page 9 of the 1973 reprint. Because I have not seen it in the list above. Thanks for the visit, Karina! Spain (1521-1898) and the United States (1898-1946), colonized (controlled) the country and Palau, which is on the eastern side of the Philippine Sea. El Nido. The Pentalore offers a wide variety of knowledge that will spice up your curiosity for things that we barely understand. the ancestors of your wife might have adapted the name during the 1800s. the first clue that CABALLES must have some spanish origin is the use of LL (pronounced ELYE) which is unique to spanish. Find the meaning, history and origin of toponyms, also called place names. (Shhh, don't … He was killed while attempting to convert a local ruler to Christianity. My dad’s last name is Dimaiwat and he’s from the Bicol region. What’s so different now is the vibrant world that inhabits the space behind the beach. Rizal Shrine is an important historical place in Dapitan where Dr. Jose Rizal spent four … You may also want to refer to someone who knows that dialect from these regions to give you insight. Hi! Source: Center for Kapamangan Studies, Holy Angel University. Hi, I organized a group called MANALO OF THE WORLD for the exclusive use of Manalo Clan members. Another in Pangasinan is called Bugtong-Silag. FANGON is included. It is Spanish and was adopted in the Philippines after the Claveria decree of 1849. Item No. Date modified:  10 August 2010. Taga-Pilipinas po ako ngunit nakatira na ko dito sa States. Today the Philippines is an archipelago of 7,000 islands. The official languages are Filipino and English. Your experience is very typical, even for Filipinos who are still in the Philippines. galang and pineda are pampango surnames. Besides that, my grandmother’s surname is Dayanap. The Origin of “Mandaluyong” There are different stories on the origin of the ancient name “Mandaluyong”. Philippine festivals are very vast and all depict the culture and tradition of each of the places. ZERRUDO may be a variant of CERRUDO. in 1895. Appreciate the help. I have not done research on the surname personally; but it is quite common, so a lot of materials exist. Surnames from saint's names may derive from the given name, plus "San/Santo/Santa" (e.g. The topography of the islands is mostly mountainous with narrow to large coastal lowlands, depending on the island. I’m sure many Filipinos are enlightened with your research. What about the surname TUMON? The Philippines is known to have a long list of festivals. These names include Ophir, Tawalisi, Maniolas. Oh and the Asistores clan came from General Trias, Cavite as well. Wow, you have a great surname — it is also the first time I have heard of a Filipino family with that apellido. LAURENTE is also a very common name, as it was found in the Catalogo, and in various European countries. He was from Cebu. again, wild guess …, Hi… My wifes Family name is Rabosa but she always went by the name Rabusa, so could you give us some information on it ? Luciente 2nd? My great grandfather’s name was Benito Yabut, but as a young man of 18 or 19 working on a Spanish ship, he jumped ship just prior to the Spanish American War. The Philippine Islands was the name used before independence. good to note that the name can be found in many spanish-speaking countries. Hello po, as you can see my surname is Orig, and is part of the list you have created. Follow us. is it right? “Catalog of Filipino Names“. “uma” is a typical affix applied to make a term into a verb. :) I’ve been looking about the origin of our surname which is Amoyan and Gempesao. :). Hi, Paulo. http://lipatourism.wordpress.com/culture/lipas-famous-families/. I was told his last name was Manriki . Here are some ideas on preserving your stories for the next generation. It is important to understand how surnames and given names developed and changed in the Philippines. Directory of Cities, Towns, and Regions in Philippines Thanks for the visit, Charmaine! Will put it on my research list. I’ll send you a note as soon as I know. Origins of names: Most place names in the Philippines are native words that were sometimes misapplied, and always corrupted in transmission from the natives to the Spanish explorers and colonists. They were followed by an influx from Malaysia. :D I won’t be in a library for a while; so if you would like to look up your ancestors’ names, the Claveria decree can be found in most university libraries. Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). we would have to research further …. Hello Madam! You can gain important clues about a family’s origin by examining its surname. I’m looking for the last name Razon, can you tell me anything about that surname? Yumul is not a derivation of Yumol, and it is an ancient surname and not from the Spanish Era. hi jl. Over time, social and political organization developed and evolved in the widely scattered islands. I can check the Claveria catalogue the next time I am at a library to see if the name was included in the list of surnames. 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. surnames? Aurora is another popular name for girls, perhaps not only because of its meaning (Latin for “dawn”), but also because it’s the name of the first lady of Philippine … The term demonym refers to the name used to describe natives or residents of a particular place. Please follow health and safety guidelines implemented in your origin and destination. Latitude. Hi Richard. Can you find out my surname for Alanguilan and my great grandma’s last name that is Gaano and Turingan along with Brion? It’s difficult for a place as beautiful as El Nido to not top a list like this. 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