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Nov 22, 2011

How Filipinos Got Their Spanish Name in Nov. 21, 1849

"...MANILA, Philippines - On November 21, 1849, Spanish Governor General Narciso Claveria issued a decree to adopt standardized records of Filipino names and surnames.

Through the so-called “Claveria Decree,” he issued a list of family names in alphabetical order, which were based on a catalog of Spanish surnames..."
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