Alduesa and Aldueso
(first posted 9-Dec-2011)
Caution: this exercise is based only on records that I’ve managed to take notes of. Thus, it’s entirely possible that there are (were) other records out there that I missed which might have straightened this out right from the start. Turned out more interesting this way, though. So, as things stand, here:
Is the Alduesa and Aldueso families actually the same family? My hunch right now: yes.
Alduesos were all around me as I grew up in Carcar. Our next-door neighbors were Juan Aldueso and his wife Susana (‘Nang Sana) Alcos and their son Teofilo (‘Noy Pilo) and wife Juana Alfafara, who was a high school classmate of my father. And a couple, three houses on the other side was Fermin Aldueso, actually a nephew of Juan, and Fermin’s wife Jesusa (‘Nang Susa) Ramos. Their daughter, Soledad (‘Nang Edad), got married to ‘Noy Mario Aleonar of our family. And a first cousin of my father, Peter Aleonar, was married to Maria (‘Nang Marining) Aldueso Alcorcon.
Long story short, I started with a world-view that there was only an Aldueso family in Carcar.
My first Alduesa record was a Catalina Aleonar, a first cousin of my great-grandfather, Pedro, having married Salvador Barcelo in 1861. The record said Salvador’s parents were Antonio Barcelo and Ana Alduesa.
I thought the “Alduesa” was a clerical error, being familiar only with Aldueso and it was even my first inkling of Alduesa. However, subsequent records did point to the actual existence of a family of this spelling. I even asked ‘Noy Pilo (now deceased) if he’d heard of this Alduesa family and he said he had, and that he had to often explain to other Aldueso relatives that, yes, there’s an Alduesa, too.
However, as the Alduesa file grew, with it also grew my amazement that it had gone even farther back than the Aldueso starting person himself. Suspicion 1) Alduesos were newer arrivals to Carcar, or — this — 2) the Aldueso may have been part of the Alduesa family, too.
There are 30 Aldueso (and 7 Alduezo) and 23 Alduesa (plus 2 Aldohesa, 2 Aldojesa, 3 Alduhesa, 1 Alduheza. 3 Alduiza)–total of 34– voters in the 2010 Comelec voters list for Carcar. Both Alduesa and Alduezo can be found in the Clavería Catálogo de apellidos.
(page under construction; come back from time to time [chuckle])