These men settled Nueva Galicia (parts of Aguascalientes, San Luis
Potosi and Zacatecas) from the Iberian Peninsula after Guzmans ex-
pedition in 1530. As you can see it was the custom to take the prominent
surname of a parent or grandparent and not necessarily the surname of
Men Who Arrived in Nueva Galicia After Guzman (A-L)
* Source of the above names: Duaine, Carl Laurence. "With All Arms A Study of a Kindred Group"
Edinburg, Texas: New Santander Press, 1987.
Biographies (a work in progress)
Bazan, Alonso de - Had settled in Nueva Galicia but moved back to Mexico
City with his wife Francisca and father in law in 1535. Had at least
two sons by the names of don Andres de Bazan and don Antonio Velazquez
de Bazan. His wife was the sister of Diego Velazquez the Govenor of Cuba.
Cuevas, Juan de - Settled in Mexico City with the daughter of a lawyer
named Diego Tellez. They had a son Alonso and 2 daughters.
Dorantes de Carranza, Andres - Reached Florida with Panfilo de Narvaez
in 1528. They were planning to settle in North Florida. Their women headed
back to Cuba in their ships leaving the hundred or so men on shore. They
sailed in makeshift boats along the gulf. Most were lost at sea while
several of the boats reached Texas. Gradually their number dwindled to
4. They were Dorantes, Alonso del Castillo Maldonado, Alvar Nunez Cabeza
de Vaca and Estevanico. They wandered through west Texas for several
years moving from tribe to tribe. Around the summer of 1535 they reached
the Rio Grande. They traveled up the Rio Grande into New Mexico and
through the gap in the Mimbres Range. Eventually coming out on the upper
waters of the Gila in Arizona. They then turned southwestward, meeting
up with Guzmans' men in 1536. Genealogical reference on Dorantes de
Carranza. The following is the account of Cabeza de Vaca in his own words:
The Journey of Alvar Nuņez Cabeza De Vaca (1542)
Gomez, Juan - Settled in Villa Alta.
Guzman, Rodrigo de - left Spain with his brother Esteban and their father.
Their father died en-route. Settled in Mexico City but left for Spain
Jasso, Juan de - He was married in Cortes' palace in Texcoco in 1531.
Grandfather: Pedro Perez de Yassu Grandmother: Catalina de Cassa. Great
Grandfather: Pedro de Yassu was "Senor de la Casa Solar de Yassu en San
Juan del Pie del Puerto, Navarra". His nephew was Juan de Jasso (El