Thursday, March 22, 2012

Argao Families: The Mirandas


MIRANDA, f.n., Sp. from Lat., Top., OAN. The surname is a Spanish word derived from the Latoin Mirandus, which means "outlook", "Wondrous", or "lovely".  It may also be a derivation of the Spanish word miralla, which means "watchtower" or "lookout".

The MIRANDA family name of Argao, Cebu is one of the 700 plus family names adopted in the town in accordance with the Claveria decree of 1849. The family today can be traced to 7 lines, with 4 of these in the male line. 

NOTE: When in parenthesis, the person did not yet have a surname when he/she lived.

EARLIEST TRACEABLE ANCESTOR(S)

(1) Marcos Urbano (Miranda) & (1) Petrona Labrador, (2) Anacleta Labrador - circa late 1790s. 

By his first wife Petrona Apolicarpia Labrador they had the following children:

A. Pedro Carpio Miranda - descendants carry the last name Miranda. More than half of Argao's Mirandas come from his line.
B. Maria Mitilda Miranda m. Fermin Francisco CHAVEZ - descendants carry the last name Chavez.

By his second wife Anacleta Labrador they had the following children:

A. Ignacio Miranda - descendantas carry the last name Miranda.
B. Celestina Miranda m. Felipe SANCHEZ - descendants carry the last name Sanchez.
C. Vicenta Miranda m. Marcos BRIONES - descendants carry the last name Briones.
D. Eugenia Miranda m. Filomeno SANIEL - descendants carry the last name Saniel.
E. Candida Miranda m. Enrique SANIEL - descendants carry the last name Saniel.

(2) Apolicarpio Miranda & Graciosa Pastor - around late 1790s. Most likely a brother of #1. Children were:

A. Anastasia Miranda m. Don Pedro ZETA - descendants carry the Zeta/Ceta last name.
B. Esteban Miranda - descendants carry the last name Miranda.
C. Nepomucena Miranda & Alejo PEREZ - descendants carry the last name Perez.

(3) Crisanto de la Cruz Miranda & Apolicarpia Graciosa Gicale - circa late 1790s. Most likely the same as the couple Apolicarpio Miranda and Graciosa Pastor, though there are not enough records to prove this. They had 2 children:

A. Doroteo Miranda - descendants carry the last name Miranda.
B. Micaela Miranda m. Roque Enrique SANCHEZ - descendants carry the last name Sanchez.

(4) Agustin Miranda & Barbara Sarillas - circa early 1800s. Children were:

A. Dorotea Miranda - descendantas carry the last name Miranda.
B. Victoriana Miranda m. Cruz GELERA - descendants carrying the last name Gelera.
C. Juan Miranda - descendantas carry the last name Miranda.

(5) Francisca Miranda & Gregorio ESPINA - about early 1800s. Their descendants carry the last name Espina.

(6) Juana Cecilia Miranda & Tomas Lazaro GONZAGA - about early 1800s. Their descendants carry the family name Gonzaga.

(7) Maria Monica Miranda & Nicolas CAMELO - about early 1800s. Their descendants carry the last name Camelo.

MIRANDA Family Name Distribution in Argao (As of 2011)


To trace your own MIRANDA family tree, contact the genealogist

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