Re: Barros in the Philippines?
I saw your name elsewhere and I think we already talked to each other before since I recognize your last name. :-)
Yes, da silva, da "anything else" would be Portg. and very, very, very few apparently made it to Asia (Phils) but it wouldn't be many I guarantee you that b/c of the few amt. of Europeans going there.If anything, there were men from Mexico.However, whether they were mestizos or of European or more European descent is not known.But many Filipinos have the notion that a lot of Spaniards populated the Phils when in reality during its most busiest time, the amount of spaniards (we'll include all europeans...including portuguese) never numbered 5,000.Today the Phils have 70 million people.if we were to estimate that back then (during the 5,000 or so amount of foreigners) was 35 million...which would be half of what there are now, you only come up w/ 1% of the Population being either Spanish or of Mestizo descent.
In any case, Fernão was in service of Spain b/c Portugal didn't finance him, so many of his crew were Spaniards.Not to mention it was the following ships who made more of an impact than Ferdinand since his ship and crew continued on to circumnavigate.
Also in church records what many don't realize is the fact that the church will not recognize illegitimate children.Well, that's not actually true.They do write that the father was P.N.C. or "padre no conocido", being that the father was unknown although they were.If they couldn't afford a wedding, they'd live common law but the church never recognized that.
So in the case of a European passing on their surname, it would only be if they got married.The surnames were not implemented until after 1849, at least in the church records of my grandmother's hometown of Argao.So all the surnames that appear in records of 1850, 1851, 1852 were all given.
BTW, I can't remember if Barros is a Portg. surname, nor do I recall it being a Spanish surname as well, but know that Bairos is. *L*
As for Rachel Naki, didn't realize her pic. was at the UH campus.I am not a Naki since my Hawaiian family comes from Maui, not Molokai.However, I found out a few years ago that my grandmother was dating....possibly married to Jimmy Naki.More than likely she was dating him.And who this Jimmy Naki is I have no idea.
My father did tell me a few years ago that my older half brother and sister are part of the Naki family.their grandfather was a Filipino man, last name Reyes.But their grandmother was a Naki.So, your niece and my brother & sister are related to each other, being that they are Naki.