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These men served with the Captain Francisco Vazquez de Coronado. The expedition set out for New Mexico and Arizona but made it as far north as Kansas from 1540 to 1542. The men listed below along with about 800 Indians made the exploration. More on The Journey of Coronado from those who were there. Vazquez de Coronado, Francisco - From: Salamanca, Spain. Parents: Juan Vazquez de Coronado and Isabel de Lujan. He came to New Spain (Mexico) with the Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza in 1535. He married Beatriz de Estrada the daugher of Alonso de Estrada and granddaughter of King Ferdinand II of Spain. They had 5 children. Coronado's Report to Viceroy Mendoza August 3, 1540 Coronado's Report to the King of Spain October 20, 1541
List of Men Who Were Part of the Coronado Expedition
ALBA, Hernando deFrom Salamanca
ALCANTARA, Francisco de
ALCANTARA, Pedro de
ALCARAZ, Diego deSettled in Culiacan, with his brother Juan de Alcaraz. Diego was killed by the Indians of San Geronimo, Sonora, while accompanying Coronado.
ALONSO, Domingo
ALVARADO, Hernando deHeld the rank of Captain. From: Santander Parents:Juan SANCHEZ DE ALVARADO and Mencia de SALAZAR. Related to the Alvarado brothers. 23 years old.
ALVAREZ, AlonsoFrom: Villanueva de la Serena. Coronado's page.
ALVAREZ, Antonio
ALVAREZ, GasparFrom Portugal
ALVAREZ, Lorenzo
ALVAREZ, Pedro
ALVAREZ, Roque
ALVAREZ, DE ZAFRA, Rodrigo
AORTA, ?From Portugal
ARANDA, Alonso de
ARCE, Juan deFrom: Buelna in Santander
ARIAS DE SAABEDRA, HernandoCoronado appointed him Alcalde Mayor of Culiacan.
ARJONA, Gonzalo de
ASTORGA, Martin Alonso de
AVILA, Pedro deA participant in the rebellion of San Geronimo and returned to Culiacan.
AZEBEDO, Baltasar de
BALDERREINA, Alonso deFrom: Astorga.
BARAHONA, Hernando de
BARBERO, Juan
BARRIONUEVO, Francisco de
BARRIONUEVO, Rodrigo deBrother of Velasco.
BARRIONUEVO, Velasco deBrother of Rodrigo. From: Granada. Captain.
BENAVENTE, Cristobal de
BENAVIDES, Pedro de
BENAVIDES , Juan de
BENITEZ, ?Died in Tiguex
BERMEJA, Pedro Martin de la
BERMEJO, HernandoCoronado's note taker on the expedition.
BERMEJO, JuanHad known Coronado since 1537.
BERMUDEZ, Florian
BERNAL DE MOLINA, Pascual
BERRUGO, Andres
BERTAO, CristobalFrom: Bernuel in the province of Rouen.
BETETA, Juan deFrom: Beteta. 22 years old.
BLAQUE , TomasFrom: Escocia (Scotland). Married Francisca de Rivera. More on Tam Blake of Scotland
BOO, Pero
BOTELLO, HernandoFrom: Alcantara
BRUJAS, Jaco de
BUSTAMANTE, Juan de
CABALLERO, Cristobal
CABALLERO, LopeFrom: Lugo. Married an Indian woman he brought on the expedition.
CADENA, Hernando de laFrom Medellin
CADENA, Lope de la
CALDERON, Francisco
CAMPO, Andres doFrom: Portugal. Stayed in New Mexico with Fray Juan de Padilla. They went to Quivira.
CAMPO, Bartolome del
CANDIA, Diego de
CANO, Pero
CANSECO, Alonso de
CARAVAJAL, Francisco deFrom: Utrera. Brother of Hernando de TREJO. Injured in the battle of the Rio Grande.
CASO VERDE, Hernando de
CASTANEDA, Alonso deFrom: Vizcaya. Came with the first settlers of villa Purificacion in 1536. Was injured in Tiguex.
CASTANEDA, Martin de
CASTILLA, Gonzalo de
CASTILLA, Diego del
CASTILLA, Garcia delFrom: Sevilla
CASTRO, Francisco de
CASTRO, Miguel de
CELADA, Juan de
CEPEDA, Juan deFrom: Toledo
CERBATOS, Diego de
CESPEDES, Bartolome de
CESPEDES, Juan de
CHICA, Luis de la
COBARRUBIAS, Andres de
CONTRERAS, Juan de
CORDERO, Juan
CORNEJO, Francisco deFrom: Salamanca. Parents: Alvaro Cornejo and Ana Maldonado. Settled in Guadalajara with a wife and 2 children.
CUEVAS, Juan deFrom: Aranda de Duero Father: Alonso Cuevas. Married the daughter of Lic. Tellez.
DELGADO, Anton
DESTEPA, MartinAccused of crimes against the Indians.
DIAZ, DiegoFrom: Santo Domingo.
DIAZ, MelchiorCaptain
DUERO, Juan de
ECIJA, Pedro de
ENTRAMBAS AGUAS, Miguel de
ESCOBAR, Cristobal deFrom: Aracena
ESCOBAR, Rodrigo de
ESCOBEDO, Luis de
ESPINOSA, Francisco deAn Espinoza died after eating a poisonous snake near Cibola.
ESTRADA, Geronimo de
FERNANDEZ, Domingo
FIOZ, JuanFrom: Worms, Germany. 22 years old.
FRANCES, Juan
FRANCO DE MENTRE, Juan
FRIAS, Rodrigo deFrom: Talavera de la Reina. 17 or 18 years old.
FUENTE, Juan Martin de laDel Maestre
FUENTE, Juan Martin de laDel Arco
FUENTERRABIA, Miguel de
GALERAS, JuanFrom: Almendralejo. Descended the Grand Canyon with Captain Melgosa. 22 years old.
GALIVER, ?
GALLEGO, Cristobal
GALLEGO, JuanFrom: Coruna. Parents: Juan Hernandez de Artes and Mayor Rodriguez. A settler of Villa Purificacion in 1536.
GALLEGO, Lope
GAMEZ, Rodrigo de
GARCIA, Anton
GARCIA, Cristobal
GARCIA, Simon
GARCIA DE LLERENA, Hernan
GARRIDO, BartolomeFrom: Moguer
GAZTACA, Juan de
GERONIMO, Pedro
GENOVES, Lorenzo
GODOY, Francisco de
GOMEZ, Francisco
GOMEZ DE LA PENA, HernanA settler of San Miguel, Culiacan.
GOMEZ DE PARADINAS, JuanFrom the town of Paradinas. He was a tailor. he brought his wife Maria Maldonado who helped attend to the injured.
GONZALEZ, Alonso
GONZALEZ, Alonso
GONZALEZ, FernandFrom the Island of Santo Domingo.
GONZALEZ, Francisco
GONZALEZ, Pedro
GONZALEZ, RuyFrom: Villanueva del Fresno. Came to Mexico with Panfilo Narvaez.
GORBALAN, FranciscoFrom: Guadalajara Spain. 19 years old.
GORES, Francisco
GUADALUPE, Gaspar de
GUEVARA, Diego deAlcalde mayor of Nueva Galicia in 1547.
GUTIERREZ, Cristobal
GUTIERREZ, DiegoCaptain
GUTIERREZ, Francisco
HERNANDEZ, Alonso
HERNANDEZ, Andres
HERNANDEZ, Diego
HERNANDEZ, Gabriel
HERNANDEZ, Geronimo
HERNANDEZ, JuanFrom: Selorio, Asturias.
HERNANDEZ, LuisDied in San Geronimo.
HERNANDEZ, Manuel
HERNANDEZ, Martin
HERNANDEZ, Miguel
HERNANDEZ, Nofre
HERNANDEZ, Pero
HERNANDEZ CALVO, Pero
HERNANDEZ CHILLON, Martin
HERNANDEZ DE GUADALAJARA, Pero
HERNANDEZ MORENO, Cristobal
HOROSCO, Geronimo de
HOZ, Cristobal de la
HUERTA, Francisco deFrom: Badajoz
ISLA, Rodrigo de
JARAMIILLO, Juan
JIMENEZ, Alonso
JIMENEZ, Juan
LAREDO, Antonio de
LAZARO, ?
LEDEZMA, Pedro deFrom: Zamora. Married the daughter of Melchor Perez. Knew Coronado since 1528. 22 years old.
LINARES, Pedro
LOPEZ, AlonsoFrom: Cordoba
LOPEZ, DiegoCaptain and served with Nuno de Guzman.
LOPEZ, Francisco
LOPEZ, Gabriel
LOPEZ, GonzaloFrom: Medellin
LOPEZ, Juan
LOPEZ, PedroFrom: Cuidad Real.
LOPEZ DE CARDENAS, GarciaCaptain
LOPEZ DE SAYAGO, Juan
LUNA Y ARELLANO, Tristan deCaptain. In 1558 he was sent to Florida. More on TRISTÁN DE LUNA Y ARELLANO
MADRID AVENDANO, Diego deFrom: Toledo. 28 years old.
MALDONADO, Alonso
MALDONADO, CristobalFrom: Burgos. Served with Nuno de Guzman in the conquest of Jalisco.
MALDONADO, RodrigoCaptain. From: Guadalajara, Spain
MANRIQUE, AlonsoFrom: Valladolid. Parents: Antonio Manrique and Catalina de Aragon.
MARQUEZ, Pedro
MARTIN, Andres
MARTIN, AndresFrom: Portugal.
MARTIN, Anton
MARTIN, DomingoFrom: Brozas in Castilla. 37 years old.
MARTIN, Esteban
MARTIN, Francisco
MARTIN PARRA, Alonso
MATA, Diego de
MAYORAL, Pedro
MAYORGA, Cristobal deFrom: Benavente. Served with Nuno de Guzman
MAZUELA, Florian de
MEDINA, Alonso de
MEDINA, Diego de
MELGOSA, Pablo deCaptain of the infantry. From: Burgos where he later returned. 24 years old.
MENDEZ, Cristobal
MENDEZ DE SOTOMAYOR, Pero
MERCADO DE SOTOMAYOR, GeronimoFrom: Carmona. 17 or 18 years old.
MERIDA, Alonso Esteban de
MESA, ?Injured by a poisoned arrow.
MIGUEL, ?
MIGUEL, Anton
MILLERO, Alonso
MIRANDA, Andres de
MONDRAGON, ?Conducted an exploration of Tiguex.
MORAL, Alonso del
MORILLA, Diego de
MORILLA, Juan
MUNOZ, JuanJuan took Miguel de Santiago's place on the expedition when Santiago became ill before leaving. Munoz died on the expedition.
MUNOZ, FranciscoFrom: La Granja
NAJERA, Pedro deHad nine children. From Guadalajara in Nueva Galicia. May have been the father of Diego de Najara (also from Guadalajara) whos son Andres took part in the Onate expedition.
NAPOLITANO, Bartolome
NAVARRO, JuanFrom: Aragon. Came to Mexico with Cortes.
NAVARRO, PedroFrom: Estela in Navarra. 30 years old.
NIETO, Pedro
NUNEZ DE GARBENA, Diego
NUNEZ DE MIRANDILLA, Diego
OCAMPO, Andres doFrom: Portugal. Stayed in New Mexico with Padre Fray Juan de Padella.
OLIVARES, Francisco deFrom: Bejar. A Conquistador of Guatamala. Settled in Mexico City with his wife the daughter of Cristobal Romero.
ORDONEZ, SanchoFrom: Alhanje, Extremadura. One of the early settlers of Puebla.
ORDUNA, Hernando deFrom: Burgos
ORDUNA, Juan deFrom: Toledo. Lost an eye during the expedition and returned to Culiacan.
OREJON, AndresFrom: Avila
ORTEGA, Pedro de
OVANDO, Francisco deDied in Mohi
PADILLA, Francisco de
PAEZ, FernanFrom: Villafranca in Portugal. 25 years old.
PAEZ, Jorge
PANIAGUA, JuanFrom: Ecija. Injured in battle on the Rio Grande. Returned to Culiacan.
PARADA, Francisco de
PARADINAS, Alonso
PASCUAL, Pedro
PASTOR, JuanResident of San Miguel Culiacan in 1552.
PAZ, Rodrigo de
PENA, Juan de
PEREA, Garcia de
PEREZ, AlonsoOldest son of Alonso Perez who came to Mexico with Panfilo de Narvaez. Alonso married the daughter of the Captain Diego Gutierrez.
PEREZ, Andres
PEREZ, JuanFrom: Aragon.
PEREZ BUSCAVIDA, Anton
PEREZ DAVILA, Cristobal
PEREZ DE LA TORRE, MelchorFrom: Estremadura. Father: Lic. Diego de la Torre (the first govenor of Nueva Galicia). A founder of Guadalajara where he settled with a wife and 3 children. His sister married another founder of Guadalajara, Hernando Flores.
PEREZ DE VERGARA, Juan
PIGREDO, Luis de
PLASENCIA, Juan de
PONARES, Francisco deDied in Mohi.
PUELLES, Diego deFrom: Miranda de Ebro
QUESADA, Cristobal deFrom: Carmona, in Andalucia
RAMOS, Geronimo
RAMOS, Juan de
RAMOS, Pedro
RIBADENEYRA, Juan de
RIBERA, Antonio de
REBEROS, ?
ROBLES, MelchiorFrom: Almazan
RODRIGUEZ, Francisco
RODRIGUEZ, GarciaFrom: Alcaraz
RODRIGUEZ, Gaspar
RODRIGUEZ, Sancho
RODRIGUEZ DE ALANJE, JuanFrom: Alanje in Estremadura
RODRIGUEZ DE AVALOS, Juan
RODRIGUEZ PARRA, AlonsoFrom: Coria
ROMAN, Gomez
ROMANO, Marco
ROMERO, Domingo
ROXO LORO, FranciscoFrom: Sicily. Settled in Compostela. He had an encomienda which included the town of Cora. Was a conquistador of Central America with Gil Gonzalez de Avila in 1523.
RUIZ, Anton
RUIZ, Domingo
RUIZ, JuanFrom: Agudo, Toledo.
RUIZ, JuanFrom the Island of Espanola. Father: Juan Ruiz of Carmona Spain. Married the daughter of Bartolome Sanchez another soldier on this expedition.
SALAMANCA, Diego de
SALAMANCA, Juan de
SALDANA, Gaspar deFrom: Guadalajara, Spain. 17 or 18 years old.
SALINAS, ?Son of Andres de SALINAS, residents of Mexico City
SAMANIEGO, Lope deKilled by an arrow near Chiametla. Buried in the field then his body was transferred to the church of Compostela.
SAMANO, Julian de
SAN VITORES, Juan Batista de
SANCHEZ, AlonsoBrought his wife Francisca de Hoces and a young son.
SANCHEZ, BartolomeTook part in the conquest of Nueva Galicia.
SANCHEZ, Leonardo
SANCHEZ , Martin
SANCHEZ , Miguel
SANCHEZ , RodrigoFrom: Azuaga
SANCHEZ DE FROMISTA, Diego
SANCHEZ DE PLASENCIA, Miguel
SANCHEZ DEL BARCO DAVILA, Pedro
SANTILLAN, Francisco de
SANTOVAYA, Juan deFrom: Galicia
SAYAVEDRA, Alonso de
SERRANO, Bartolome
SIMANCAS, Francisco de
SIMON, DiegoFrom: Moguer.
SIMON, RodrigoFrom: Moguer.
SOLIS FARFAN, Juan de
SOTO, Sebastian de
SOTOMAYOR, Juan de
TALAVERA, Pedro de
TAMARAN, Rodrigo deFrom: Castaneda.
TEMINO, Francisco deA Hidalgo, he married in 1551 the daughter of the Conquistador Gonzalo Hernandez Mosquera. Francisco's brother was Baltazar Banuelos.
TORO, Alonso deFrom: Alcala de Henares. Resident of Villa Purificacion.
TORQUEMADA, Juan de
TORRES, Francisco deFrom: Trujillo
TORRES, Miguel de
TOVAR, Pedro deHe was dispatched ahead with 20 others. They were the first white men to see the Hopi towns of northeastern Arizona. Brother to don Sancho de Tovar. Pedro was a Conquistador with Nuno de Guzman in 1531. Had a son, don Hernando de Tobar.
TROYANO, Juan
TRUJILLO, Pedro de
TRUJILLO, Rodrigo de
URREA, Lope de
URREL, Pedro de
VACA, Juan deThere were 4 recorded Juan de Vaca's that came to the New World from 1520-1539. Of these, one from Mayorga is recorded as settling in Mexico in 1538. His parents were Nuño de Vaca and Beatriz de Quiñones. Possibly the father of Cristobal de Vaca
VALDIVIESO, Francisco de
VALENCIA, Alonso de
VALLARA, Juan de
VALLE, Cristobal delFrom: Aranda de Duero. Parents: Antonio del Valle and Ana de Leiva
VALLE, Hernando delFrom: Olmedo. Resident of Villa Purificacion.
VARGAS, Francisco de
VARGAS, Luis de17 or 18 years old.
VARGAS, Pedro de
VAZQUEZ, Gonzalo
VAZQUEZ DE GARABEL, Rosele
VELASCO, ?
VELASCO, Alonso de
VERA, Rodrigo de
VILLAFRANCA, Francisco de
VILLAROYA, Martin de
VILLARREAL, Juan deFrom: Agudo. Alcalde of Guadalajara in 1544 where he settled with his wife. Son of Rodrigo de Villareal and Beatriz Alonso. Member of the order of Calatrava .
VILLEGAS, Juan deBrother of Pedro de VELLEGAS of Mexico City.
VITORIA, Juan deFrom: Burgos. 26 years old.
VIZCAINO, Juan
VOZ DE RIVADEO, Alonso
XIMENEZ, Alonso
XUAREZ DE FIGUEROA, Gomez
YANEZ, Gonzalo
ZALDIVAR, Juan deFrom: Guadalajara in Spain. Nephew of Cristobal de Onate. Conquistador of Nueva Galicia.
ZAMORA, Baltasar de
 
* Source of the above names: 
Guillermo Garmendia Leal. FUNDADORES DE NUEVA GALICIA, GUADALAJARA, TOMO I  
* Supporting info. Coronado Knight of the Pueblos and Plains