Origin Of Misa Surname
16. Simplicio MISA Simplicio's father was originally SOTERO (surname)
Simplicio is a first generation Misa. Simplicio's father chose the name MISA when all residents of Sta Cruz were ordered to select a surname starting with M in the early 1800s. - per Robby Misa 11/27/03 Simplicio was a VIP of sorts. He was a telegraph operator and during his time, the telegraph was the window to the outside world. His skill as an operator was legendary. After a very strong typhoon, the telegraph cable from the Philippines to Hongkong was severed. Just by tapping the telegraph and listening to the echo (just like a sonar) he was able to determine where the cable was cut down to within a kilometer from the break! He earned very well and E.B. Misa and his siblings grew up as refined young ladies and gentlemen. Simplicio’s gambling was also legendary. When he needed more money to cover his loses, he would send for young Berting to bring a bayong of money to the gambling table.
- per Robby Misa 7/7/2000 Number of Siblings: 10 Birth order: Victoria, Jose, Eriberto, Rosario, Francisco, Gaudencio, Antonio, Asuncion, Nicolas, Maria, Pedro