Pronounced [ka-la’-yag], this surname derives its roots from an Ilokano adjective which means “with sails set”. The name is synomous to a Tagalog noun which means “a companion as one drifts”.
The Calayag Clan relevant to this research hails from Malolos, Bulacan. Miguel Calayag is the earliest known patriarch of our branch of the Calayag Clan.
Jose Carlos Calayag was the son of Miguel Calayag and Lucia Carlos. He married Maria Magdaleno Lopez (daughter of Tomas Lopez and Maria Magdaleno) in Catholic rites in 1829 in Obando, Bulacan. They raised their family in Obando. Candida Lopez Calayag was among their children and she married into the San Diego Family in 1869.
Family History Research Notes