Etymology of Dasma

dasma nameDasmariñas was named after Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas, the 7th Spanish governor-general of the Philippines who served from 1590 to 1593. After his death, his son Luis Pérez Dasmariñas became the governor-general from 1593 to 1596. Pérez Dasmariñas came from San Miguel das NegradasViveiroGaliciaSpain.

Dasmariñas literally means “from As Mariñas” (coastal region of Lugo combining the comarcas of A Mariña OccidentalA Mariña Central and A Mariña Oriental), coming itself from mariño (“of the coast, seaside or shore” in the Galician language, the native tongue from Viveiro Galicia, Spain), and this from mar (“sea”).