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Abella Family of the Philippines

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  • Leocadio Isaac Abella (deceased)
    Leocadio married Feliza Malonda Calleja, with whom he had Domingo and Remedios. When he became a young widower, Leocadio took his wife’s sister, Salome Malonda Calleja as his second spouse. They...
  • Ramon Manuel Abella Diaz (1923 - 1997)
    In March 1986, Ramon served as Commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG). Upon the resignation of Jovito Salonga, he was appointed by President Cory Aquino to Chairman of PC...
  • Domingo Abella Diaz (deceased)
    Domingo Abella Diaz was born to Domingo Abella and Concepcion Isaac Abella. Domingo served as Municipal Board Member of Naga from January 1952 to December 1955. He was also President of the Junior Cham...
  • Domingo C. Abella (1906 - 1976)
    Domingo Calleja Abella, while trained as a physician, Domingo devoted himself to history and is considered one of the giants of the Philippine historical community. He served as Director of the Philipp...
  • Jose Abella Diaz (deceased)
    Jose Abella Diaz was born to Domingo Abella and Concepcion Isaac Abella. A blue-blooded Atenean, he graduated from high school in 1938. He was set to finish his BS in Commerce in 1942 when war broke ou...

Abella [a-'bel-ya] is a Spanish surname likely derived from the Latin word apicula, meaning "bee". It was originally a Catalan byname for a bee-keeper or small, active person. (1)

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on the Abella Family of the Philippines. Profiles here are those of historical figures, scions of the gentry (de buena familia), revolutionary heroes, scholars, government officials, national athletes and other public personalities (celebrities) in various fields. Find more surnames at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

How to Contribute

  1. Please click the "Join Project" button on the upper right of the project page.
  2. After getting yourself added as a collaborator for the surname, select the profile of the prominent Filipino you wish to add.
  3. Navigate to the profile. Under the "More Actions" link, choose "Add to Project" and select sub-project to which your ancestor should be included in.
  4. Include in the "About Me" section a brief biographical sketch, summarizing the person's significant contributions and accomplishments. (Required)
  5. Include a photograph, if one exists.
  6. Mark the profile as "public" and not "private". (Required)