[17-Sep-2012]: The surname can be grouped with the Em- surnames distributed in Carcar (Emnace, Emnacen, Embalzado, Embarnace, Embate, Embrado, Embuscado, Empleo, etc). The catálogo de apellidos of the Claveria decree spells it Emnase (likewise Emnasen and Embarnasen) and the family came from Bohol (as also Emnacen and Empleo). The once distinct families Emnace and Emnacen have somewhat blurred in the town and a number of Carcaranons descended from Emnacen may now be carrying the Emnace surname — through an error. That may be why as a result there are now far fewer Emnacen in Carcar than Emnace.
In fact, the second generation Pedro Emnacen married Toribia Emnace, and Pedro’s younger brother Gregorio, married Victoria Emnace. Evidences, however, point to the two Emnacen men and Emnace women as having been born in Bohol but got married already in Carcar. Pedro resided in Luanluan and became a cabeza de barangay.
[11-Feb-2013]: Two grade school classmates of mine belonged to the Emnace family. One was Aaron Alcoseba (now an Salesian priest in Thailand) whose mother was Myrna Emnace, and the other, Arlan Emnace (also living abroad). Their two lines are among the more well-known Emnace lines in Carcar.
Sometime last year, I had the chance to trace the pedigree of Fr. Aaron’s grandfather, Raimundo Emnace. I texted the good priest’s brother with the result: Raimundo was baptized an Emnacen and descended from the Emnacen family.
Thus I often thought of Arlan and, might his family also be Emnacen? But it was only some weeks ago at their family mausoleum at the old Catholic cemetery that I found some dates which I could hinge my search on.
And it wasn’t only this week that I got to visit the Carcar convent again and, armed with the birthdate of grandfather Laureano Emnace, found his baptism in 1896. But it was for Laureano Emnacen. He was the son of Facundo Barcelona Emnacen, son of Benigno Emnace Emnacen, son of Pedro Emnacen, son of Josef Custodio. All Emnacen. And that meant my classmate Arlan and his siblings are 7th generation in the Emnacen family. By the way, Arlan’s father had been baptized as Amador Emnace in 1932.
I have , however, yet to be able to find up the parentage of Benigno Emnace Emnacen’s (above) mother Toribia Emnace to be able to “declare” the siblings’ lineage in the Emnace family, itself. But, for sure, Amador Emnace’s father, Laureano, was an Emnacen.
On a personal note, the discoveries about this latter Emnacen family had me in a glow for days. Facundo Barcelona Emnacen (Laureano’s father) was married to Marta Bargamento Alesna, related to me in the Tigley family of Barili (see Family Search: A Barili family tree crosses to Carcar).
(reconstruction going on)
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my grandmother was teresa Emnace alcos her father was emiliano zafra alcos and her mother was cristeta fernandez emnace i was told cristetas parents were tomas emnace and merced fernandez…do you have any records of any?some relatives say they are from car car some say fernandez is from talisay,and when i was a kid i remember the chapel in calamba san nicolas cemetary had many emnace names engraved on the walls but they have now since detroyed them when they renovated and “repaired”…also my great grandma merced was Mestiza espanol i assumed it was from her fernandez side bec she was born 1870s-1880s and said to be from talisay whose govenor was silverio fernandez..could it be that there is a spanish fernandez and also a fernandez surname given to another clan not related? best regards!