Are there any "Mayo" here with connections to Spain and the Philippines?

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My husband's father, Matias Mayo, was born in the Philippines, left when he was a teenager to work in the C&H sugar industry. He was the only son, married a woman whose family was long established in Kauai, Hawaii, raised his family, died and was buried there.
in The Tree House by Nancy Mayo G2G Rookie (250 points)

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Nancy, this is so strange!!  I am a Mayo descendant.....and just a week or two ago I came across a match on Ancestry of someone from Hawaii.  I don't remember the surnames associated with it but I thought it was absolutely crazy because I had no known relatives there.  Does your husband have a GEDMatch or Ancestry? I'd love to compare to him.  Feel free to send it to me privately!
by Summer Orman G2G6 Mach 8 (85.8k points)
His kit on Gedmatch is A359476
Not a match.  Not even at a minimum of 1 cM.  I'm going to go look in my ancestry tree and see if I can find who that person was...maybe they are related to him?  Who knows?
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Hi Nancy, 

In my research today I found that William Mayo, one of the first to emigrate here to the USA, was twice married, both to ladies from Barbados.  Now, I don't know much about that country, but I think there are Spanish roots to that???  

by Summer Orman G2G6 Mach 8 (85.8k points)

This is from Wikipedia about Barbados: William could have been one of those early settlers?!

 "Inhabited by Kalingo people since the 13th century, and prior to that by other Amerindians, Barbados was visited by Spanish navigators in the late 15th century and claimed for the Spanish Crown. It first appeared in a Spanish map in 1511.[7][8] The Portuguese visited the island in 1536, but they left it unclaimed, with their only remnants being an introduction of wild hogs for a good supply of meat whenever the island was visited. An English ship, theOlive Blossom, arrived in Barbados in 1625; its men took possession of it in the name of King James I. In 1627, the first permanent settlers arrived from England, and it became an English and later British colony.[9]

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