It’s been a while since I published the last meme and I remembered today that on my other blog I had participated of this one that I liked so much and decide to share with all of you. The task is to investigate the origin of your last name and find out which famous people have it. I leave you with the findings of the research I did then.
To answer the meme Milonga handed to me, I discovered that my last name does not come from Hato Mayor del Rey, where my great-grandmother and grandfather from my father’s side were born. As many in the Dominican Republic, the last name Santana also comes from Spain and as per Wikipedia, it has a royal origin. ¡Ay mamá! But I am not going to go into details about my nobel roots, I better go to the subject of the famous people (besides myself) who carry the last name.
Of course, I have to start with the most known of all because of his great contributions to music, my loved second cousin, the Mexican singer Carlos Santana -yeah right! -. The other one, even though is not known worldwide, is a Dominican soldier and politician, my uncle-grandpa Pedro Santana, who was the first president of the Dominican Republic.
The other celebrity I found was a professional tennis player, the Spaniard Manuel Santana, who during the years of 1960 and 1070 won 37 tournaments, 5 of those Grand Slams; obviously hi is my third uncle-grandpa-cousin, from there my interest in sports; I always knew there was a super successful athlete in my family. I could continue to research my mother’s last name that also comes from Spain, but that will make this thing too long and boring.
What’s a meme?
For those of you who don’t know the term, as the simplest explanation offer by wikipedia, a meme is the conceptual unit of cultural information transferable from one individual to another. Is simply a chain in which a person answers a series of questions and then transfers it to other individuals who will then transfer to others. Memes have been in blogs since the beginning and are a fun way of sharing.