I have been working on the Farinas geneology for quite some time now. Edward.... wow! You've started your search as early as I did. I've been able to establish that the Farinases came from what was then known as Iberia (as the area of Italy, Spain, and Portugal was known collectively during the middle ages). During several trading missions, Farinas sailors landed in the Philippines (then known as the Spanish Orient). The Farinases that landed in the Philippines were Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish in descent.
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