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Abella Family of the Philippines

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  • Manuel Pinzon Abella (1828 - 1897)
    Sometime before 1875, Manuel Pinzon Abella was appointed an “escribano” or clerk of court in Naga. He held this job until his retirement from the government service in 1896. He then engaged in farming ...
  • Mariano Isaac Abella (1860 - d.)
    At the heels of the Tagalog insurrection, the Bicol region felt the brunt of the government’s campaigns to crush the looming revolution. Suspected of rebellion against Spain, Mariano was arrested on 16...
  • Domingo Isaac Abella (1873 - 1897)
    Domingo Isaac Abella was born in 1873 in Nueva Caceres, Ambos Camarines, Philippines to Manuel Pinzon Abella and Bibiana Isaac. As a boy, he excelled in mental activities and was versatile in various s...
  • Ramon Abella (deceased)
    Ramon Abella was born in Nueva Caceres, Ambos Camarines, Philippines to Manuel Pinzon Abella and an unknown woman. On 16 September 1896, he was among several prominent citizens were arrested and indi...
  • Bibiana Abella Diaz (deceased)
    Bibiana Abella Diaz was born on 17 August 1917 in Naga, Albay, Philippines. She was the eldest child of Domingo Diaz and Concepcion Isaac Abella. Babing, as she was nicknamed, attended the the Colegio ...

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)