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Surnames

Information and resources relating to surnames in the Philippines.

Philippines Genealogy
Catalog of Filipino Names  Listing Details Report Broken  Listing
List of names with Filipino origins. Also includes unique Chinese-Filipino Surnames.

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Filipino Surnames and Genealogy

Tracing ones ancestors in the Philippines beyond 1849 is difficult to say the least. Before this time there was no official form of family name, with parents and children quite commonly having different names.

Reference: Claveria's Decree

From the Introduction of Dr. Domingo Abella in Catalogo Alfabetico Apellidos (1849)



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