The present generation has no knowledge about the name of the town long before the arrival of the Spaniards. The town of Ayungon derived from two words AYUNG a name of a person and DUNGON a name of a tree. The incident in which the town got its name happened this way.

     When the first Spaniard come to this place, he saw a man on the way cutting a tree. The Spaniard said, “What is the name of the place?” This was spoken in Spanish which the man did not understand.

     The man responded, “Ayung”, for he thought that the new comer wanted to know his name.

     Since the answer was not very clear to the Spaniard he inquired again by asking the same question.

     The man answered “Dungon”, for he thought again that the Spaniard was asking the name of the tree he was cutting.

     From the two words the Spaniard heard which were not clear to him he thought the place is Ayungon by joining Ayu and ngon. From that time on until now the town has been called Ayungon.

     The absence of records and the failure of memory the dates of establishment of the town is not known. The founder of the town is also unknown for the same reason. Ayungon became a barrio of Tayasan few years after the arrival of the Americans.

As far as known the following were the leading officials of the town during the Spanish rule:              

  1. Franciso Elmaco ------------------- 1870-1872

  2. Almadeo Ella----------------------- 1872-1874

  3. Nicolas Emperado------------------- 1875-1878

  4. Elezergio Deguit------------------- 1879-1881

  5. Valeriano Taburaza----------------- 1882-1885

  6. Agustin Dayday--------------------- 1886-1889

  7. Agustin Martinez------------------- 1890-1892

  8. Juan Pinero------------------------ 1893-1897

  9. Isisdro Ruiz----------------------- 1898-1899

These people served as capitan municipal.

The following were the Cabeza de Barangay: Fernando Didal,Ignacio Imberador, Domingo Dayahan, Agaton Dayapdapan, Ambrocio Taburaza, Dionisio Dayupay, Leoncio Reduble, Isidro Depillo, Clemente Elnaco, Domingo Deguit, Anecito Narciso and Felipe Emperado.