Friday, March 30, 2012

Argao Families: The Sanchezes

SANCHEZ, m.n., one of the most common Spanish surnames in the world. Spanish patronymic last name that means "son (or descendant) of Sancho". Spanish form of the Late Latin name Sanctius, which was derived from the word sanctus meaning "saintly, holy". Alternatively, Sancho and Sanctius may have been taken from the Basque name Santxo.

It is one of the original 700 plus last names in Argao adopted during the 1849 Claveria decree. The Sanchez family was also one of the 16 hereditary principalia families of the town during the Spanish period and produced at least 11 cabezas de barangay. It also had one municipal councilor during the American period. A full history of the SANCHEZ family is available. Please contact the genealogist if interested. 

NOTE: When in parenthesis, the person did not have a surname during his/her lifetime.


(1) Anastacio (SANCHEZ), born around the first quarter of the 1700s. He married Javilla Maria and they had one child, Agustin Patricio (Sanchez), who married Maria Sidlacan Algones. They had the following children:

A. Eustaquio Patricio Sanchez m. Maria Tomasa Albandia - descendants carry the last name Sanchez.
B. Agustin Marcos Sanchez m. Maria Valeriana Banaren - descendants carry the last name Sanchez.
C. Maria Ynguila Sanchez m. Juan Ygnacio Algones - descendants carry the last name Algones.
D. Susana Victoriana Sanchez m. Silvestre Pajardo Remonde - descendants carry the last name Remonde.

(2) David Calisto (SANCHEZ), born in the middle of the 1700s. He is most likely a direct connection of #1 considering the similarities in the naming patterns of children. He married Cristina Hermosa and had one son, Agustin Patricio (Sanchez), born sometime in the last quarter of the eighteenth century.

Agustin Patricio (Sanchez) married Colasita Maria and had the following children:

A. Agustin Antonio Sanchez m. Maria Feliciana Algones - descendants carry the last name Sanchez.
B. Miguel Patricio Sanchez m. Maria Susana Albandia - descendants carry the last name Sanchez.
C. Valeriano Sanchez m. Basilia Albarracin - descendants carry the last name Sanchez.

(3) Crisanta Tomasa (SANCHEZ), born late 1790s or early 1800s. She married Miguel Ygnacio (ALGONES) and had the five children. She was most likely from the family of Anastacio Sanchez (see #1) and her husband was also a close relative of Maria Ynguila Sanchez's husband (see #1, letter C). Her descendants carry the last names ALGONES, PANERIO, QUINTANILLA, and DURAN.

SANCHEZ Family Name Distribution in Argao (as of 2011)


  1. sanchez a principalia of my town!!!!!!!! its a nice info...latest info of my family history.....we are eager to learn the family history of the sanchezes of argao....thanks for this post.......

  2. Im wondering if the argao sanchez clan is also tied to the sanchez families in Labangon, bantayan and mandaue. These families are related to each other.

  3. I carry the middle name Algones, my great grandfather was somehow a descendant of those in Cebu. I wonder how many of us here in Mindanao are genealogy related to Algones, we invited few relatives from Cebu in a reunion in 2017 it was fun to know some peeps fromm the elders time