Are there any Fabs out there?

+3 votes
Hello all! I'm hitting a few brick walls so I appeal to you all, does anyone have any information at all on the Fabelena, Fabelina, Fabeliña Fabilena, Fabileña, Fabilenia, Fabilinia, etc. Family lines? They exist largely within the San Narciso, Zambales Province, Philippines area. There are other small concentrations around the world, but that is the predominate location.

It's a relatively newer genetic line & has undergone quite a decent amount of variation over a small time. Does anyone have a lead or is anyone willing to contact me with information about the family tree?

Perhaps you know of other hints or information I could use to get around these walls, even useful resources or relevant databases.

Thank you for any help at all you could provide
WikiTree profile: Jordan Fabilenia
asked in Genealogy Help by Jordan Fabilenia G2G Rookie (220 points)
Do you want Nicolas Fabalena Mother and Father info.??
Sure, I know who they are and their circa birth dates, but if you could give additional information on them, their lives, and possibly relatives I don't know that would be great. I could send you a link to my profile to give you additional information.
Please send link so i can see your tree.I am a Ancestry member,

My Morgan Family Tree is also on Ancestry.

5 Answers

+2 votes
Texas Births , 1903-1997, Jordan Daniel Fabilenia,born Feb.3 1997

Father Neal Fabilenia,Mother Judy Ann Jellesma
answered by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (786k points)
That is literally me  Thank you Wayne
+3 votes
If you do a Search of the Fabilenia surname at  You will find some in the state of Texas and quite a few in Hawaii in the first page of 20. The next page has Fabilenia's in Manila, Texas, and Florida. There are variant spellings in other states.
answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
I appreciate the help, those names are actually mostly my immediate family, and I didn't find any other information about Mercides, Estefanio, or Felisa, so I don't know how they could be related to me, but their names are marked down.
+1 vote
Silverio Fabilenia Born Nov 8 1923, San Nareiso,Phillipines, Died

Dec 26 2005 ,Father Nicolas Fabilenia,Mother Monica Alcayaga

Social Security Claims Index 1936-2007

WW2 Draft card shows born San Narciss, Zambalus,Phillipines
answered by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (786k points)
Thanks! That's my grandpa so I know a decent amount about him. There's a good amount of information about my immediate family, but we're trying to find Silverio's sisters & the descendents or our other avenues ancestors, like Domingo Fabileña, Numeriano, Gaspar Fabeliña, etc.
It would be easier ,give me a complete name,someone you need info

on,Exact birth and where.

Problem early birth in Phillipines,in earl 1800's people had too change there

Domingo Fabileña: (Birth date dispute)  Birth: 11 May 1888 (perhaps sometime in 1881, unknown contributor), Death: 3 May 1961, was born, died & was buried in San Narciso, Zambales Province, Philippines. Would like to know his descendents, ancestors are not a priority for him.

Silverio Fabilenia (perhaps Fabileña): Birth: 8 November 1923, San Narciso, Zambales Province, Philippines. Death: 26 December 2005, Pearl City, Honolulu, Hawaii. I would like to know more about his siblings & cousins.

Uncles: Domingo, Numeriano; Father: Nicolas; Grandfather: Zacarias; Possible sisters: Christina Lindsay; Sebastiana (Basti) Fabilenia, Luviminda Nacionale.
+1 vote

Jordan, magandang umaga. I'm guessing he's a family member and that you know him, but there is a Matthew Fabilenia who has a tree on that goes back to Gaspar Fabeliña (b. 1820 Zambales) and Vicenta Bari (b. 1822 Zambales). If you can access it, here's the link. He shows the patrilineal line as Gaspar > Aquino (but the birth date can't jive with Gaspar's, so there's an error here) > Zacarias P. Fabileña (b. abt. 1869) > Nicolas Fabilenia (b. 7 Nov 1894 Zambales) > Silverio Fabilenia (b. 8 Nov 1923 Zambales, d. 2005 Honolulu).

Just not a vast amount of available digitized vital records for the Philippines. You have a tough genealogical battle there. Some indigenous Filipino surname conventions looked unusual even to those of us used to patronymic and matronymic naming, and the heavy Spanish Catholic influence in the 17th-18th centuries resulted in a lot of saints' names adopted as surnames. Then along came the Claveria Decree in 1849 to really jumble up surnames in the Philippines by having the government actually assign new surnames to families from an approved catalog of names...that ended up not impacting everyone, but for the many it did paper-trails prior to that may be extremely difficult or even impossible to trace. The Moro influence in the southern islands wouldn't have affected your line from western Luzon, but for others there's that to consider, too. The first attempts at centralized record keeping were dashed by the revolution of 1898 after which everything was relegated again to the myriad local municipalities. What is today the National Census and Statistics Office started keeping civil registration records in 1932, but most of the ones dated prior to 1945 were destroyed during the war.

Over 4 million Americans today have Filipino heritage, but for many tracing a genealogical paper-trail back prior to the 20th or late-19th centuries can be a real challenge. A potential source would be local church records...the kind of things that simply aren't online. And that would probably require someone on the ground in Zambales to do the legwork. Maybe a vacation this year?  smiley  (BTW, I lived for a few months in San Felipe, just a few miles north of San Narciso.)

Maligayang bati sa kasal mo, and best of luck!

answered by Edison Williams G2G6 Pilot (174k points)
Thanks for you assistance! Matthew is actually my brother, so we have all the same information, we've probably found the majority of stuff that can be found with a simple Google search, but there are online resources that have information and records that we still need to check and which I'm sure contain useful information, it's just a large bulk of content to weed through and I'm not exactly sure what the best method is & I don't comolrcomp understand the organization of the information yet.

FamilySearch for instance has quite a lot of information, but a lot of it is microfilmed and unindexed, so it can't be found with a simple search in the database.

If I vacation to San Narciso I'm hoping to grow closer to a few of my relatives there! We've been talking and I hope they'd be willing to journey with me (through time & space).
+1 vote
Domingo Ralutin Fabelina ,born abt 1881 Died May 3 1961

FAG   151026269  Father Zacarias Fabelina,Mother Vicenta Falucho,

Wife Agatina Falucho.  Informant Froto Fabalena,Step Brother.

Died Pulmanary Tuberculosis.
answered by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (786k points)

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