Tuesday, August 23, 2011

FAMILIA : PALOMO

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In Spanish, "palomo" means a male dove or pigeon.  Thus the bird in the coat-of-arms above.  There are around 16,000 people in Spain who carry this surname, mainly in the south : Sevilla and Malaga.

The Palomos don't show up in a Guam census until the 1758 census, and under one man - Bernardo Ignacio Palomo, who is listed as a Spanish soldier.  Whether he was from Spain, Latin America or the Philippines is unknown.  But people with Spanish blood, whether they were "pure" Spaniards from Spain, or either "pure" or mixed blooded from Latin America or the Philippines, would have been listed as "Spaniards."

Bernardo married Maria Teresa Tenorio.  There are three Tenorios listed in the 1727 census, all in the Spanish list.  One of them married a Chamorro by the last name Taimaktos (meaning "unending") and the other two married a Cardenas and a Benavente.  We don't know which of these is Maria Teresa's family.

I wouldn't be surprised if the famous Padre Palomo was the grandson or great-grandson of Bernardo Ignacio, because Padre Palomo's full name was Jose Bernardo.

By 1897, there were three big clans of Palomos :

PALOMO-RODRIGUEZ

Silvestre Inocencio Rodriguez Palomo (the father of Padre Palomo)
and his wife Rita Cruz Torres

Juan Rodriguez Palomo
and his wife Florentina de Leon

some of their descendants married into the Sablan family (Sablan-Palomo clan)

PALOMO-DUEÑAS

Luis Dueñas Palomo
and his wife Dolores Blas

they had many children, especially daughters

PALOMO-QUINTANILLA

Luis Quintanilla Palomo
and his wife Rosa Duenas Palomo (relatives!)

Vicente Quintanilla Palomo
and his wife Ana Ramirez Roberto

two of their daughters married into the Perez (Boñao) family
another daughter, Maria, married Pedro Ada
a son, Jose, was the first Chamorro to obtain a PhD

There were other Palomos in the 1897 census, but I cannot identify yet their inter-connections.

SOME BETTER KNOWN PALOMOS

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ANTONIO MANIBUSAN PALOMO
Former senator and historian/author

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BENIGNO MANIBUSAN PALOMO
Former senator, GHURA director, civil servant
and brother of Antonio


PATRICK PALOMO
Pianist Extraordinaire
composer and recording artist



FATHER JOSE BERNARDO TORRES PALOMO
First Chamorro Catholic Priest
1836-1919

1 comment:

  1. Francisco Xavier Tenorio Palomo is the son of Bernardo Ignacio Palomo and Maria Theresa Tenorio. It was recorded that he was born in Mexico in 1747 and later had a family on Guam with a Rodriguez woman. Rita Rodriguez Palomo, sister of Juan Rodriguez Palomo, is my great-great-great-great grandma. Padre Palomo's dad is Silvestre Inocensio Rodriguez Palomo, siblings with Juan and Rita. So he is the great-grandson of Bernardo.

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