1-Gary Eugene Felix
b. 1957 in Los Angeles, California
Brother: Anthony Jess Felix
b. 1951 in Los Angeles, California
Lives in the Phoenix area.
New! Visit his company website here: AzArtMart.com
3-Dolores Loera (married name Felix)
b. in Morenci, Arizona
7-Isabel Moran (married names Loera, Martinez)
b. Jul 01 1905 (Torreon?) Mexico
d. May 1985 Safford, Arizona
Sister: Margarita Moran (married names Ulloa, Luna)
b. Jun 10 1913 El Paso, Texas
d. Oct 1989 Ajo, Arizona
Sister: Aurorita Moran
baptism: San Antonio de Padua, Cuencame, Durango, Mexico 04 Jun 1911
d. Mar 27,1921 Morenci, AZ Measles
b. 1901 Chalchihuites, Zacatecas Mexico
(A colonial mining town near the border of Durango)
entered El Paso USA - 8 Aug 1923
d. Jan 4 1932 Morenci, Arizona
Lung problem mine related.
Brother: Carlos Loera
Maternal Great Grandmother:
15-Eufemia Castro (married name Moran)
d.c1916 Morenci, AZ
Maternal Great Grandfather:
b. May 10 1883 Sombrerete, Zacatecas Mexico
d. Aug 14,1930 Morenci, AZ
Laborer in the El Paso Smelter
Lung problem mine related.
Medium height, build, brn eyes and hair.
Brother: Juan Moran
2-Manuel de Jesus (Jess) Felix
b. 1927 in Navojoa, Sonora Mexico
US Army (Germany) end of WWII
d. 2005 Prescott, Arizona - he is deeply missed.
Guest Book for Manuel J. Felix. World War II Honoree. Obituary.
5-Laura Santoscoy (married names Felix, Reda)
b. Sep 25 1905 in Guaymas,Sonora Mexico
d.Aug 1991 Banning, California
Brother: Ramon Santoscoy
Chief of police in Mexicali at one time
His children: Rebecca (married name Gamboa), Sarita, Carlos and
Ramon are from Mexicali.
Sister: Eva Santoscoy (married name Garcia)
4-Jose Librado Felix
b. 1902 Los Bahuises, Navojoa, Sonora Mexico d.(?)
Entered Nogales, Arizona, USA - 27 Apr 1928
Brother: Juan Felix
Sisters: Michaela Felix
Sister: Gregoria Felix (married name Gamez)
b. Nov 17 1899 d. Aug 1987 San Jose CA
Husband: Leonardo Gamez
Children: Leonardo Gamez
Manuela (Nellie) Gamez - entire family passed away in an auto accident.
Paternal Great Grandmother:
11-Refugio Vejar (married names Santoscoy, Arce)
b. c1880 Alamos, Sonora Mexico
Nun then a school teacher
d. c1943 Los Angeles, California
Brothers: Rafael Vejar
Sisters: Dolores (Vejar)
Guadalupe (Vejar) (married name Maytorena)
Paternal Great Grandfather:
10-Jose Clodomiro Santoscoy
b. c1875 Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
d. c1912 Guaymas, Sonora Mexico
Paternal Great Grandmother:
Paternal Great Grandfather:
8-Jose Librado Felix
b. c1875 Navojoa, Sonora Mexico d.(?)
(His Mother lived to be 104 yrs. old)
(Owner of a lot of land in Navojoa)
Paternal Great Great Grandmother:
23-Geronima Lopez (married name Vejar)
b. c1855 Guaymas, Sonora Mexico d.(?)
Paternal Great Great Grandfather:
b. c1855 Guaymas, Sonora Mexico d.(?)
Barber by trade
Genealogy Related Links and Information Felix Surname
A Link to the Felix of Sonora Mexico
The Felix Family Forum.
The Felix Surname Message Board.
WWW.PrimosFelix.com.mx for coat of arms, pictures and other information
on Felix's in Mexico.
The earliest Felix in Mexico that I have found is Catalina Felix. She
married Diego Rubio of Santa Maria del Campo, Castilla Spain in 1619,
in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. They had 3 sons, Antonio and Pedro
Rubio and Alonso Felix. Antonio and Pedro became Priests.
In those days you could take your Mother's or Grandparents surname.
Santoscoy, de los Santos, Santos, Coy Surname
Visit my de los Santos cousin at Gen Web - Nuevo LeonCoy is also the name of a city in Murcia Spain. The most likely origin of
part of the name.
The book "Indice Geobiografico de Cuarenta Mil Pobladores Espanoles
de America en el Siglo XVI" lists the early newcomers to the new
world from 1493 to 1519. There is listed only one Coy by the name of
Bartolome Alvarez de Coy who happens to be from Lepe Huelva Spain,
the birthplace of Bernardo de los Santos Coy the originator of the
surname. Bartolome was listed as a passenger to Santo Domingo in 1514.
There are still Coy's in Huelva and many can be found in the province
of Murcia today. Check to see if your surnames are in Spain's white pages.
Those of us that have various forms of the de los Santos Coy surname
in our family tree are also descendants of Ines de la Cerda, Bernardo's
first wife. Her parents were: Fernando Canales de la Serda, born in
Spain and Isabel de Castro y Figueroa born and married in Spain. Her
younger brother, Pedro de la Serda was a priest in Saltillo. He was
born in Reinos de Piru, Spain.
There were 50 Santoscoy's listed in the White Pages of Guadalajara
Mexico as of November of 1999.
Find out if the origin of your name is possibly from somewhere in
the world at Microsoft Expedia Maps
A Santos Coy link to the Conquistador Andres de Tapia from the
Ancestors of Pedro T. Rodriguez website.
Also a de los Santos Coy link to King Ferdinand II of Spain.
For more de los Santos Coy family trees see Pulido2000.com.
The Santoscoy Surname Message Board.
Early history of the Loera Surname
"Martin de Renteria ... was recorded as among the founders of San Martin
(Durango) in 1556, his companions being: Juan Navarro, Martin Perez de
Uranzo, Martin de Urrutia, Martin de Onez, Martin de Larraga - all
Basque; also Miguel de Castro, Portuguese and Pedro de Hermocillo, Martin
Gamon, Juan de Loera, Diego Verdura de Vera, Diego de Villalobos,
Juan de Zumaya, and a priest, Juan Garcia all listed as Spanish, though
Zumaya is a Basque name and Loera is suspect though not so listed in
the dictionary of Spanish surnames."
The previous quote is from the book "With All Arms A Study of a Kindred
Group" by Carl Laurence Duaine. The author spent over 20 years tracing
his mothers side of the family to the 150 or so mostly Spanish, Basque,
and Portuguese families that settled northeastern part of Mexico just
after the conquest. The de Loera name is not one of the
150 under study but there is this mention.
The name is found in 1 in 1000 homes in New Mexico. (refer to
US Surname Distribution) The white pages of Portugal and Argentina
show no Loeras. Spain shows no Loeras in the online white pages. Italy
shows 2 Loeras. Worldwide check of e-mail addresses shows the name in
Mexico and the US.
A source of worldwide residential phone numbers and e-mail addresses can
be found here:
Worldwide directory of over 200 million phone numbers
Email from other Loera's
The surname Loera is of two distinct origins. Firstly, it is of toponymic
origin, that is, it belongs to that category of surnames which are based
on the name of the place in which the original bearer was born or resided.
In this instance, the surname Loera is an orthographical variant of the
Spanish surname Loira, which derived directly from Loira, the Spanish word
for "Loire", the name of a province located in northern central France and
also the name of the largest river in that country. Thus, in the first case
the surname Loera originated to identify a person who came (to Spain) from
the Loire department or province of France. Alternatively the surname
Loera is of locative origin deriving from a geographic or man make feature
by or near which the original bearer lived. In this case, the surname Loera
originated to identify one who lived by the banks of the river Loire. The
name Loira or Loire is of uncertain etymology, maybe derived from the Old
French word "Loir" (twelfth century), in turn derived from the Latin word
"Lis, Liris" meaning "a dormouse". References to the surname Loera or its
variant Loira are few as the surname is considered quite rare however, in
the "Reperborio de Blasones de la Comunidad Hispanica" there is a record
of a family by the name of Loira who were granted the following coat of
BLAZON OF ARMS:
Per fess azure and argent; issuing a knight or. Azure (blue) represents
the planet Venus and signifies Loyalty and Truth. Argent (white)
represents the moon and signifies Peace and Sincerity. Or (yellow)
represents the Sun and Denotes Generosity and Elevation of Mind.
CRESC: Three ostrich feathers.
I've talked to other people about this last name and some have told me
that it is a french last name.
Message 3: Edited
According to one Loera, the name Loera is of French decent. He claims
that in 1861, when the French invaded Mexico, a soldier with the last
name of Loera set up a military post in Aguascalientes, Mexico. He also
states that during his visits to France, he looked up the name Loera in
a local phone book. He states that the name is very common in the city
of Mullin, which is south of Paris. He also states that there is a
city in Zacatecas, Mexico, which is mostly Loera.
Message 4: Edited
My family from my father’s side is from Aguascalientes. Although there
are quite a few spread all over Mexico, especially in neighboring states
to Aguascalientes. But they originally moved because job requirements or
because they married someone from other parts of the country.
(Note: Aguascalientes was part of Zacatecas up until about 100 years ago.)
Message 5: Edited From Marie Lacheze firstname.lastname@example.org
"have come up with 18 Loera's for the entire country." "There are no big
clusters but there are 3 in the Toulouse area and 3 in a small seaside
town called St Jean de Luz.( both in the SW of France near the Spanish
"Loera here in France comes from Laera of which there are more..The name
is very un French, the nearest French name is Leroy, which is Loera
pronounced the French way. Loera (Laera) is most likely to be of Spanish
origin and certainly not from the Loire Valley. O and E are rarely placed
together in the French language and French family names do not end in A.
Anyone in France with a name ending in a vowel is of Spanish or Italian
Marie is searching for her Davidson relatives who emigrated to Mexico
in the 40's. Specifically she is searching for Roberto, Carmen and
Juan Davidson. If you can help her, she can be reached at email address
at the start of this message.
The Loera Surname Message Board.
According to the book "Spanish Surnames in the United States:
a dictionary" the name Loera is from "One of the forty-five or so
nicknames of Salvador in Sicily and Sardina, with a feminine ending
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