Did you know in order for you to be in the “crème de la crème” of American high society; your ancestors must have sailed to North America on the Mayflower in 1620. American society attaches some mysterious special status to these early settlers. Later colonists or immigrants lack class and were considered “late comers”.
Now for the rest of the story.
While it is true the Filipinos ( Indios Luzones ) who landed at Morro Bay California in 1587 did not establish a colony they did beat the pilgrims to North America by some 33 years. The Filipinos who were shipwreck near present day San Francisco Bay beat them by only 25 years. Wonder if the ancestors of those Filipinos would consider the pilgrims as the “late comers” and not fit for high society?