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Real origin of name
Posted by: Cindy Alcantara Date: January 11, 2000 at 13:09:56
In Reply to: Re: Sergio Alcantara, 1-1-98, Las Vegas NV by Terenzio G. al-Cantara of 151

Hi Terenzio,

I recently found out that the meaning of the name is
Al-Cantara-as-Saif meaning The bridge of swords, which is a bridge that resides on the border of Spain and Portugal.

Hope this helps,

Cindy

BTW, I was born in the Dominican Republic and like everyone posting here I am looking for my roots.


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