Bar- surnames of Carcar
Next to the well-known Al- surnames, the Bar- is the second biggest alphabetical group among the surnames of Carcar. That Carcar surnames can be grouped alphabetically is evidence of the Claveria decree’s Catálogo de apellidos at work for Carcar since these appear in the catálogo almost in sequence.
As with Al- surnames, even though some Bar- families received their surnames in Carcar but they were originally from elsewhere: Barateria, Barbon, Bardon, Bargio, Baracao, Barcarcel, Barcelos—were from Bohol. And Barcenilla, a mestizo Sangley family from Parian.
There is an 1834 baptism of a Baritua child. Not yet using the surname, of course (Tomas Francisco, son of Francisco Anselmo and Ma. Valentina), but the record is evidence that this Minglanilla family had already established a foothold in Carcar even before the Claveria decree. What is worth noting, though, is that in the implementation of decree in 1850, the Baritua were able to use the surname assigned to the original family back in Minglanilla. And we claim it as a non-Carcar surname because it is too well-known as a Minglanilla family and much bigger than the Carcar lines.
The Bar- surnames: