1 Reply Latest reply on May 7, 2021 3:18 PM by Joshua Mason

    Seeking whether surname of Rodill indicates heritage

    Diane Rodill Newbie

      The 1849 Philippine Claveria Decree provided surnames for Filipinos with no Spanish blood. My family's Spanish surname, Rodill, predates the Decree. Does this indicate my father's family had Spanish blood?

        • Re: Seeking whether surname of Rodill indicates heritage
          Joshua Mason Adventurer

          Good afternoon,


          Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!


          The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the depository of the permanently valuable, non-current records of the Federal Government.  Our mission is to preserve the records and make them available to the public.  As part of our reference service, we provide information about the records, make copies of the records for a fee, and make records available for use in our research rooms.


          Being that the 1849 Philippine Claveria Decree was a historical event that took place in the Philippines that only affected their citizens, we suggest that you reach out to the National Archives of the Philippines to help you with your research.  You can find their contact information by visiting the link below:




          We hope this information is helpful and best of luck with your research!