Great GrandmotherOkay, so my Mother told me of this story that her mother's grandmother's surname was a Gallegos, but this is the surname my grandmother's father used when he arrived in the Philippines, not his father's Marcela, because he was a son of a priest (the Marcela). I asked myself, i heard of this story once, Jewish men hiding their children by adopting the mother's surname because during the Inquisition and so on they were forbidden to have children unless they convert to Catholicism. Eventually, my grandmother and her siblings became seventh day adventist, was subjected to some scorn by the society as i myself have gone thorugh because the Philippines was mostly Catholic, schools are mostly run by Catholic priests and nuns and to be a Seventh Day Adventist, you are out of the box. How much more if you tell them you are a Jew? When i saw the Gallegos, and even my father's surname being in the Sephardic list of Marranos, i was thrilled. We could be Jewish after all, looking at the facial features of my grandmother and her siblings, i can't help but agree totally.
cecil1017 46-50, F 2 Responses 0 Mar 23, 2011