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Paras Family of the Philippines

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  • Ricardo Lardizabal Paras (deceased)
    The young Ricardo Lardizabal Paras, son of a prominent judge, was the escort to Cleofe Balingit, Miss Mindanao, at the 1936 Manila Carnival. More here: .
  • Edgardo Lardizabal Paras (1922 - d.)
    Edgardo Lardizabal Paras served as the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 16 April 1986 to 04 July 1992. More here: .
  • Ricardo Mercader Paras (1891 - 1984)
    Ricardo Mercader Paras graduated his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines in 1913, and placed second in the Bar Examinations that same year. He engaged in private law practice before...
  • Bartolome Paras Pañares (deceased)
    Bartolome Pañares was the capitan municipal of Cebu. His business holdings included massive coconut plantations.

The Paras surname may have been derived from the plural of the Spanish word "para" which means trellis.

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