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Cindy "Villaseñor"

Villa = House
Señor = Man

I’ve tried researching where my name originated.  We’ve discovered that my ancestors were either landowners (“master of the house”) or servants.

Cindy is a family name.  My original name was Katherine but my father scratched it off my birth certificate and changed it to Cynthia after his favorite cousin.  There is a hole on my birth certificate from the eraser.

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Cindy "Villaseñor"
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Photo taken and name story provided on June 11, 2014 at the Japanese American National Museum for Discover Nikkei’s photo activity in conjunction with the Nikkei Names: ... More »

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