Cover in Catalan of Miquel surname (Michaels). In this page, after describing its origin and the patronymic surnames, we explain the etymology of the first name from which Miquel surname comes (equivalent to Michaels) and the history of the archangel that gave rise to it. In latter pages, we talk about the veneration for Saint Michael in the ancient Catalonia, the monasteries and villages caused by it, the surname spread, etc.
The music of this page, whose lyric in Catalan you can see at the end, is a "villancico"
for 4 voices by Mateu Fletxa the Elder (Prades, Tarragona, 1481-Poblet, ibidem,
1553): Que farem del pobre Joan (What shall we do whith the poor John?)
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Que farem del pobre Joan.
– ¿A hont la n'irem a sercar?
A l'hostal de sa vehina
Y digau, lo meu vehi,
Per ma fe, lo meu vehi,
Esta nit ab mi sopà.
Ella se'n tornà a son hostal,
No ploreu, los meus infants,