What are the Spanish surnames in the Philippines?

What are Spanish last names?

Central America

  • Lopez – 371,525.
  • Garcia – 285,670.
  • Morales – 228,167.
  • Hernández – 222,755.
  • Pérez – 209,963.
  • González – 208,795.
  • Rodríguez – 135,978.
  • De León – 134,010.

Why Philippines have Spanish surnames?

The pre-colonial Filipino identity was stripped even more in November 1849 when the appointed Governor-General, Narciso Clavería y Zaldúa – spurred by increasing complaints from the Regidor or Treasury Account – issued a decree that forced the natives to adopt Spanish surnames in a bid to make the census easier.

What are some Filipino last names?

This is an incomplete list of the most common surnames in the Philippines, based on a partial count of registered births in 2016.

  • Valencia.
  • Reyes.
  • Cruz.
  • Bautista.
  • Del Rosario.
  • Gonzales.
  • Ramos.
  • Aquino.

What is the rarest Spanish surname?

List of rare surnames

  • Abades.
  • Abanto.
  • Abeijón.
  • Acacio.
  • Albir.
  • Alcoholado.
  • Aldanondo.
  • Aldegunde.

Why Spanish has 2 last names?

Within the Hispanic tradition, the woman does not change her surnames when she gets married. Instead, the combination of our parents’ first surnames represents the unity of two families and the formation of a new one. Hence, both surnames carry great value for many Hispanics.

Are all Filipino last names Spanish?

Spanish surnames form the majority of Filipino surnames, and may be divided into these categories: Christian surnames, such as de la Cruz, Bautista, del Rosario adopted by Filipinos after being baptized into the Roman Catholic Church during the Spanish era.

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How Filipinos got their names?

Though most Filipinos adopted Malaysian/Indonesian, Chinese and European (especially Spanish and English) surnames, some chose surnames that derive from words in indigenous languages, like Tagalog, Visayan (Cebuano and Hiligaynon), Ilocano, Kapampangan, and Pangasinan.

What is a good Filipino last name?

Top 1-250 Last Names in the Philippines

Rank Surname Incidence (Number of people who bear the name)
1 dela Cruz 625,640
2 Garcia 441,075
3 Reyes 412,750
4 Ramos 375,999

What is an original Filipino last name?

Traditional Filipino Surnames

NAME ORIGIN
Abao
Abat
Abay Ilocano
Abaya

What is the most common Spanish first name?

While our grandparents are called Francisco, Antonio, José, or Manuel and María, Ana, Carmen, or Dolores, the most common names throughout Spain in 2017 according to the National Institute of Statistics were Lucía, Sofía, María, Martina, and Paula for girls and Lucas, Hugo, Martín, Daniel, and Pablo for boys.