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Re: Chamorro Chiefs

Posted: 30 Nov 2001 8:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Dec 2001 9:03PM GMT
Surnames: Chaco
Hafa Adai Sally,
I was just wondering if you found the origin of the name you search "Chaco". I've been doing research on my grandfathers middle name "Pongco". (chinese decent). Since our surnames we search share the same ending "CO". I surfed onto a site called "Catalog of filipino names". I know Chaco is a chinese name but the information is worth reading. The many names ending with -co and -ko is because co was a title of respect given to someone like an elder, or an older brother. However, Co was also a valid name so that it would be hard to say weather the "co" in the name was part of the original chinese name or was an honorific. Generally speaking, if it is at the end it would have been an honorific. An example of the is Cojuangco. Their patriach was Co Chi Kuan, who was addressed respectfully as Co Kuan Co (one given dropped). Co Kuan Co eventually bacame Cojuangco. The information came from the book author name "Hector Santos". Sorry, I lost his http address but I think you could surfed onto his site on PhilGenWeb Project. I'm glad I surfed onto it because I also found the history of the Santos name. I hope this information was helpful to you. Oh, another thing I am planning a trip to Guam this December for the holidays and plan to visit the MARC center. I remember on your last reply to me you mentioned you visited it. Was it worth the trip to the MARC ? Did you find valuable information at the place ? Please email and let me know . Thanks, Marilyn
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
dpayne702 7 Aug 2011 10:26PM GMT 
Munkytracer 2 Oct 2011 5:30PM GMT 
Munkytracer 2 Oct 2011 5:35PM GMT 
Marilyn 5 Oct 2000 10:32AM GMT 
sallya_2 6 Oct 2000 12:06PM GMT 
Marilyn 12 Oct 2000 10:27PM GMT 
Jean Chaco Lowe 9 Dec 2000 10:37AM GMT 
MarilynBelche... 30 Nov 2001 3:59PM GMT 
MarilynBelche... 30 Nov 2001 4:11PM GMT 
Munkytracer 7 Aug 2010 6:55PM GMT 
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