GG (Gel-, Gem-, Gen-) surnames of Carcar
Let’s go back to what was our main purpose: Carcar surnames are not just Al-s as most people (including Carcaranons) think but have several other alphabetical groups. We’ve already featured the Al-, Bar-, Cam- and Can-, Day-, and the previous, the Em- and Fan- groups.
Now we go to the surnames that start with “G”. These look to have been, most of them, distributed to residents of the Bacsiji and Napo areas.
Domingo Gemperoso was the gobernadorcillo of Carcar in 1857-58. Francisco Laurencio (Gemal family) was a cabeza as early as 1833 in my notes. So was Ynocencio Genovea who lived in Bacsiji.
Gemperoso was at times identified as Domingo Agustin and also as Domingo Guzman in pre-Claveria Carcar records. He appeared in Carcar records as early as 1836 as a feligres del Parian de Zebu [sic]. Baptisms of his children in Carcar appear from 1838. He was a cabeza de barangay by 1850 before rising to gobernadorcillo. His burial record in 1881 says of him as a mestizo Sangley and married.
There are many names found in old Carcar records which I could not find in the catálogo. We can only muse now that maybe there just was no clear communication line between the official list and what the local scribes played only by ear, oido, or else they were hard to make out in the catálogo due to some blots and smudges in the types and printing. On the other side of the coin, many surnames are no longer found in the town’s list of voters (except maybe as middle names). One of the “extinct”, significantly, is Gemperoso.
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