Apolonio de la Cruz Porcincula of Malabon, Rizal, Philippines was the son of Cirilo Porcioncula and Pascuala de la Cruz.
He married Cirila Concepcion de Leon, daughter of Patricio de Leon and Agustina Concepcion, on 12 October 1893 in Catholic rights in San Bartolome De Tambobong, Malabon, Rizal, Philippines. Their union bore three children: Sergio, Eugenia and Salud. Lolo Apolonio was an alleged member of the Katipunan and was very loyal to Andres Bonifacio.
On his marriage record to Cirila, Lolo Apolonio’s last name was spelled “PorCIUNGcula”, yet another variant of the name used by his descendants, “PorCINcula”.
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Pronounced [por-sing’-ku-la], the family name is a derivative of portiuncula. This word is a likely abbreviation of the Italian phrase porzione piccola or “tiny portion”.
Portiuncula is a chapel (also called St. Mary of the Angels) near Assisi, Italy where St. Francis began the Franciscan order in the thirteenth century. The Portiuncula Indulgence is the first plenary indulgence that was ever sanctioned by the Catholic Church. The indulgence grants to he who visits a church on August 2 and confesses his sins with a contrite heart, freedom from all temporal punishments and purity as after holy baptism. The indulgence was named after the church where St. Francis’ apparitions prodded him to gain Pope Honorius III’s approval.
In 1769, a Spanish expedition in California came across a river that they named El Rio de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula or “the River of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciuncula.” Twelve years later, 12 families settled in the area and named their community El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula, after the nearby river. In later years, the city became known as Los Angeles.
The line, as we know it, originates from San Bartolome, Malabon, Philippines — where Cirilo Porcincula was born. At the time, Malabon was within the jurisdiction of the province of Rizal. Physical features of the clan indicate a likely Chinese lineage. A Eugenia de Leon Porcincula female married in to the San Diego Family in 1933.
Placida de la Cruz de Roxaswas born on 10 Oct 1812 in Obando, Bulacan, Philippines to Juan de Roxas and Victoriana de la Cruz. She was baptized in Catholic rites at the San Pascual Baylon Parish in Obando, Bulacan on 15 Oct 1812 with Cesaria de Avila as godmother. She married Roman Candelaria de San Diego in Catholic rites on 08 Jun 1833 in San Pascual Baylon Parish in Obando, Bulacan. They had at least three children: Gregoria, Rafael and Teodoro.