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Padilla Family of the Philippines

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  • Ricardo Silvino Padilla Osorio (1942 - 2016)
    Ricardo "Bebong" Osorio is an film actor and director. More here:
  • Maria Luisa Padilla Fernandez
    Maria Luisa Padilla Fernandez was known on-screen as "Merle Fernandez". She was the first of the "bomba stars" of the 1970s.
  • Rudy Fernandez (1952 - 2008)
    Rodolfo Valentino "Rudy" Padilla Fernandez was a film- television actor and politician. More here: Rudy Fernandez was an actor since 70's until the year of 2000's. he also a politician. click here: )
  • Zsa Zsa Padilla
    Esperanza Perez Padilla is better known as "Zsa Zsa Padilla". She is a singer, host and actress. More here: .
  • Ana Karylle Padilla Tatlonghari
    Ana Karylle Padilla Tatlonghari is better known as "Karylle". She is an actress, singer, host and writer. More here: .

The Spanish surname Padilla is of local origin, Padilla is a Spanish and Portuguese name, also spelled Padillo, being one of those names derived from the place where a man once lived or where he once held land. There are two places by the name of Padilla in Castorgeriz in the Burgos region of Northern Spain. The surname Padilla is derived from these places, the one being Padilla de Arriba and the other Padilla de Abajo. It was used, at first, as a convenient method of identifying one who hailed from either of them. Today, the family name Padilla are found all over the world due to migration.

This surname was included in the alphabetical catalog accompanying the Claveria Decree of 1849, requiring Filipinos to "select" new last names.

The Padilla Family of Rizal was included in "The Manila 60", as published in the 1950s by society writer Torrosa Subido. The list comprised of the fabulously wealthy families, as well as those that made contributions to society. These old families pride themselves in the legacy of grace and refinement.

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on the Padilla 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)