About Maria Florentina
The origins of Maria Florentina need to be clarified.
Panlasigui lists her as belonging to the famous FlorentinA Clan of Baliuag, Bulacan.
Craig alludes to her connection to the affluent FlorentinOs of Vigan and Manila -- lawyers and priests, occupying prominent government and religious posts.
Gonzales writes: "Another famous descendant of the FlorentinO family of Vigan was National Hero Jose Protacio Alonso Rizal ... His grandmother was a Florentino de Vigan." Note the difference in the last letter for the surname.
- Craig, Austin. "Lineage, Life and Labors of Jose Rizal". Manila: Philippine Education Company, 1913. http://bit.ly/N3Y6X7
- Gonzales, Toto. "The Families of Old Vigan, Ilocos Sur". Remembrance of things awry. http://bit.ly/N4lBz8. Date accessed: 30 June 2012.
- Panlasigui, Isidro. "Dr. Jose Rizal's Chinese Ancestry". Fookien Times Yearbook, September 1953.