Sto. Tomas, Davao

Davao City, Philippines

Origin: Spanish

The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames,which are derived from thefather's given nameand metronymic surnames which are derived from a mother's given name. The distinguished surenames Manrique is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. This name is derived from a Medieval given name which is composed of Germanic elements mann,which means man and ric which means power. Thus, the name Manrique was given to a man of great strength and power.

Courtesy of House Of Names.com



A close family bond is like a safe harbor where we find refuge. From trusting that someone will pick us up when we fall, as a toddler, to someone being there for us as we experience the storms in life - family bonds help to instill trust and hope in the world around us and belief in ourselves. Rituals of bedtime stories, hugs, holidays and daily meals shared together, provide a sense of warmth, structure and safety. These rituals and traditions, not only create memories and leave a family legacy, but create our first path in life - one that is positive.