Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Surname Spotlight: Presidential Family Names

SURNAME

ORIGIN

TYPE

Acuña

Spanish

Locational

Aguinaldo

Spanish

Noun

Aquino

Italian

Locational

Aragon

Spanish

Locational

Arroyo

Spanish

Locational

Banzon

Filipino-Chinese

Descriptive

Bonifacio

Spanish

Patronymic

Cojuangco

Filipino-Chinese

Patronymic

De Castro

Spanish

Locational

De Leon

Spanish

Locational

Del Fierro

Spanish

Occupational

Del Rosario

Spanish

Noun

Dimataga

Filipino

Verb

Edralin

Spanish

Unknown

Ejercito

Spanish

Noun

Famy

Spanish

Noun

Garcia

Spanish

Patronymic

Guingona

Spanish

Locational

Hidalgo

Spanish

Occupational

Laurel

Spanish

Locational

Lopez

Spanish

Patronymic

Macaraeg

Filipino

Verb

Magsaysay

Filipino

Verb

Marcos

Spanish

Patronymic

Marcelo

Spanish

Patronymic

Martinez

Spanish

Patronymic

Molina

Spanish

Locational

Osmeña

Moslem

Patronymic

Pangan

Filipino

Verb

Pelaez

Spanish

Patronymic

Pimentel

Spanish

Occupational

Polestico

Spanish

Locational

Quezon

Spanish

Descriptive

Quirino

Spanish

Patronymic

Ramos

Spanish

Locational

Rivera

Spanish

Locational

Romualdez

Spanish

Patronymic

Roxas

Spanish

Descriptive

Sumulong

Filipino

Verb

Syquia

Filipino-Chinese

Descriptive

Tolentino

Spanish

Locational

Valdez

Spanish

Patronymic

The surnames above are the family names of Philippine Presidents. Included also are their maternal family name, their wife's name, as well as the family names of Philippine Vice-Presidents.

For clarification on surname types, please go to "Where to Start: Family Names".

More discussion will be made on the history of each family name in the succeeding articles.

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