* Source of the above names: Duaine, Carl Laurence. "With All Arms A Study of a Kindred Group"
* Additional Source: Himmerich Y Valencia, Robert. "The Encomenderos of New Spain 1521-1555"
* Additional Source: Thomas, Hugh. "Who's Who of the Conquistadors"Biographies
Umbria, Gonzalo de - Cortes dispatched Gonzalo a sailor by trade on an
expediton to Zacatula (central Oaxaca and towards the east coast). On
the way they reported seeing fortified buildings that were "stronger
and better built than the castle of Burgos". Gonzalo went to Spain to
request money for his part in the Conquest. Never returned left Spain
Usagre, Bartolome de - An artillery specialist in Cortes' army. From
the Extremeno section of Spain.
Usagre, Diego - Brother of the above mentioned Bartolome. An artillery
specilist and one of those in charge in Narvaez' army. These two must
have met in battle when Cortes attacked Narvaez.
Utrera, Pedro de - From: Utrera, Sevilla. Came to Mexico with Cortes
in 1519. There was also a conquistador of Venezuela with this name in
Utrera de Nunez, Francisco - From: Utrera, Sevilla. Came to Mexico with
Narvaez in 1520.
Valades, Diego - Parents: Alonso Valades and Catalina de Retamosa.
Settled in Mexico City. Married Catalina Rodriguez. He had 6 children
4 of them natural. Received a coat of arms dated 29th of April, 1544.
Sons: Alonso Valades and Cristobal de Vargas.
Grandsons: Diego Valades, Francisco de Salazar, Cristobal Osorio and
Pedro de Salazar Martel. A granddaughter married Pedro de Valdes.
Valdenebro, Diego de - From: Valdenebro, Valladolid. Came to Santo
Domingo in 1498. Was a settler there in 1514. He was in Cuba in 1518
and came to Mexico with Cortes in 1519. He was one of those in Veracruz
in 1520 and took part in the conquest of Mexico and on Mexican records
from 1525 to 1528.
Valdenebro, Francisco de - settled in Tlaxcala. In 1576 at the age of
75 or more he stated that the Tlaxcaltecas helped in the Conquest but
were never conpensated.
Valdivieso, Juan de - Eventually settled in Mexico City. Married and
had children. One being Juan Vazquez de Valdivieso.
Grandson: don Juan de Valdivieso.
Valenciano Garao, Pedro de - Settled in Mexico City. Married Cerrana
Nunez Mancheno (Widow of a friend and fellow conquistador, Bartolome
Porras). They had at least 1 daughter named Maria Garao as well as
other descendants. Son in law: Doctor Ambrosio de Bustamante. Daughter
Maria married Francisco de Albornoz.
Valiente, Andres - From: Toro, Zamora. Came to the Indies in 1517 and
was in Cuba in 1518. Came to Mexico with Cortes in 1519. Was a secretary
of Cortes in 1524 and was on the records of Mexico until 1542.
Valladolid, (?) - From: Valladolid, Valladolid. In Cuba in 1518 and to
Mexico with Cortes in 1519. Settled in Colima or Zacatula Mexico.
Valladolid, Juan de - From: Alberca, Salamanca. In Cuba in 1518 and to
Mexico with Cortes in 1519.
Valladolid, Rodrigo de - From: Valladolid, Valladolid. Known as "El
Gordo". Listed as being killed by the Indians.
Valle, Juan del - given a coat of arms.
Vandelas (?) - There were 2 brothers with this surname. Both are listed
as being killed by the Indians.
Varela, Gonzalo - Parents: Juan de Porto de Zodecada and Teresa de
Ramil (Gamil?). Eventually settled in Ciudad Michoacan. He and his wife
had a daughter, Ana de Porras.
Varela Valladolid, Juan - From: Valladolid, Valladolid. In Cuba in 1518
and to Mexico with Cortes in 1519.
Vargas, Francisco de - Parents: Juan de Vargas and Juana Mendez de
Valdes. Settled in Mexico City. Married with 2 sons and a daughter.
Grandsons: Hernando, Juan and Melchor de Vargas.
Granddaughter married: Luis Fernandez de Solorzano.
Vargas, Pedro - Grandson: Diego de Arriaga.
Varillas, Juan de las - From: Salamanca, Salamanca. In Cuba in 1518 and
to Mexico with Cortes in 1519. In Chiapas Mexico in 1524. He said he was
of very noble linage.
Vazquez, Martin - From: Segovia. Cortes had saved Vazquez from
capture. In subsequent trials of Cortes after the conquest, Martin
Vazquez could be counted on to testify in Cortes' favor. Cortes had
given him the area of Xilotzino to administer. Parents: Francisco and
Mari Vazquez. Married a Cuban native and they had 3 sons and a daughter.
One son was named Matias Vazquez Lainez. Another being Alonso Vazquez
de Lainez. The other was named Francisco Vazquez Lainez.
Vazquez de Tapia, Bernaldino - Came to Mexico with Grijalva in an
expedition prior to Cortes. Sold his Cuban land grant in order to join
Cortes. Raised the flag of Spain on top of a Mayan pyramid.
Parents: Pedro Sanchez Vazquez and dona Marina Alfonsa de Balboa.
Settled in Mexico City. Married with 5 children, one daughter.
Had natural children. Given a coat of arms in 1527. Buried in
San Francisco, Mexico.
Sons: Bernardino Vazquez de Tapia and don Pedro de Peralta.
Grandson: don Bernardino Vazquez de Tapia.
A natural daughter, Sancha married Captain Pedro Carrillo.
Veintemilla, Mateo de - From: Genoa (modern day Italy). In Cuba in 1518
and to Mexico with Cortes in 1519. Settled in Colima. Possibly a mariner
Veientimilla, Sebastian de - From: Genoa (modern day Italy). Parents:
Jorge Barranco and Ginebra Barevea. A mariner by trade. Came to Mexico
with Narvaez in 1520. A conquistador of Panuco and Michoacan
and other provinces of Mexico. On Mexican records till 1547.
Vejer, Benito de - From: Vejer de la Frontera. Veteran of the wars in Italy. Listed
as a drummer in Cortes' army although Bernal Diaz mentions him as a fifer.
Settled in Mexico City where he was renting a house for a school of dance.
Married to Ana Gomez. Son: Benito Mendez. Granddaughter married: Juan
Vejarano (Bejarano), Servan - From: Benalcazar. Parents: Anton de Puelles
and Catalina Sanchez Vejerano.His second marriage was to Francisca
Calderon and they had 8 children. Settled in Nueva Galicia Mx.
Velasco, Melchor - From: Valladolid, Valladolid. Father: Alonso Velasco.
In Cuba in 1518 and to Mexico with Cortes in 1519.
Velasquez de Lara, Francisco - Parents: Gonzalo Velasquez de Lara and
dona Teresa de Ayamonte. Settled in Mexico City. Married with 2 children.
Son: Gonzalo Velasquez de Lara. Grandson Gonzalo Velasquez de Lara.
Velasquez, Juan de - During the battle known as "Noche Triste" as the
conquistadors were retreating the island city of Tenochtitlan
(Mexico City) the Mexica split Cortes' forces by sinking their escape
route (causeway) in two. Juan was caught on the wrong side bringing up
the rear with Pedro de Alvarado. Settled in Mexico City. He and his
wife Isabel de Rojas had no children.
Velazquez, Diego - From: Cuellar, Segovia. Nephew of the Govenor of Cuba.
Came to Mexico with Narvaez in 1520.
Velazquez, Francisco - From: Cuellar, Segovia. A settler of Santo Domingo
from 1509 to 1514. Came to Mexico with Narvaez in 1520. A
conquistador of Nueva Galicia in 1533 under Nuno de Guzman.
Velazquez, Pedro de - From: Cuellar, Segovia. Nephew of the Governor
of Cuba. Came to Mexico with Narvaez in 1520. Eventually settled
in Cuba. On the records there as a government official from 1546 to 1555.
Vera, Juan de - Came to Mexico with Narvaez. Married a woman from
Spain. Grandsons: Diego Centeno, Diego and Pedro Castrejon.
Granddaughters married: Cristobal Fajardo and Caspar Maciel.
Verazu, Ochoa de - Was of Basque decent. Came to Mexico with Narvaez
Verdugo, Francisco - From: Segovia. Had been a magistrate in Trinidad,
Cuba. Came to Mexico as a Captain in Narvaez' army. Was made a
Captain in Cortes' army. Received the community of Teotihuacan to
administer after the conquest. Parents: Francisco Verdugo and Ines de
Cuellar. Went with Guzman to Nueva Galicia. He was the brother
in law of the Govenor of Cuba, Diego Velasquez and the nephew of
Diego de Ordaz.
Daughter Francisca, married Alonso de Bazan.
Grandsons: Juan de Bazan, Antonio Velazquez de Bazan and Andres de Bazan.
Great grandson: don Rodrigo de Castro and don Alonso Bazan.
Vergara, Martin - From: Vergara, Guipuzcoa. Parents: Martin de Vergara
and Estibariz de Oyardi. Came to Mexico with Narvaez in 1520.
Vias, Rodrigo - From: La Barreda, Asturias. Parents: Sancho de la Huelva
and Elvira Gutierrez de Evia. Came to Mexico with Narvaez in 1520.
Settled in Colima.
Villandrando, (?) - From: Villandrando, Palencia. Came to Mexico with
Cortes in 1519.
Villacorta, Juan de - From: Villacorta, Segovia. Came to Mexico under
the authority of Francisco Garey.
Villadiego, Francisco de - Came to Mexico with Narvaez in 1520.
Villafana, Antonio de - After the battle known as "Noche Triste"
Villafana and several others that came originally to Mexico with Narvaez
conspired to kill Cortes. Villafana as the leader of the plan was hung.
Villafeliz, Leonardo de - From: Villafeliz, Leon. Settled in Mexico City.
Villagran, Juan de - From: Villagran, Valladolid. Settled in Santisteban
del Puerto. Married and had several children. One being Alonso de
Villalobos, Gregorio de - Parents Ordered to stay in Veracruz
with Juan Escalante while the rest went on to Tenochtitlan.
Settled in Veracruz. Married the widow of Miguel de Zaragoza. They
had 2 sons and a daughter. Granddaughters married: Gregorio Romano and
Miguel Rodriguez de Guevara aguacil mayor of Puebla.
Villalobos, Pedro de - Came to Mexico with Narvaez. Led his forty
men and Cortes in hand to hand combat in a battle to take the temple
of Yopico. Cortes narrowly escaped being thrown from the top of the
temple by two Mexica (Aztecs).
Villanueva, Alonso Fernando - From: Portugal. Came to Mexico with his
brothers Bartolome and Bernardino Villanueva under the command of Cortes.
Left armless as the result of a spear thrust from Alonso Avila.
Villanueva, Bartolome - From: Portugal. Came to Mexico with his brothers
Alonso and Bernardino Villanueva under the command of Cortes.
Villanueva, Bernardino - From: Portugal. Came to Mexico with his brothers
Alonso and Bartolome Villanueva under the command of Cortes.
Villanueva, Fernando - From: Baeza (Jaen) Parents: Diego de Villanueva
and Leonor Rodriguez. Came to Mexico with his brother Pedro. Married
Isabel Rodriguez and they had 5 sons. Received a coat of arms dated
Jan. 9th 1535.
Villanueva, Pedro - Parents: Diego de Villanueva and Leonor Rodriguez.
Brother to Fernando (above named conquistador). Settled in Puebla.
Married a woman with the same name as his mother, possibly the sister
of his brothers wife. They also had 5 children. At least 1, a daughter.
Pedro received a coat of arms dated Mar. 17th 1559. Grandsons: Nicolas
and Alonso (a bookkeeper by trade) de Villanueva. Great grandsons:
Nicolas, Diego, Jose and Pedro de Villanueva.
Villanueva Tordesillas, Alonso - Parents: Suarez de Peralta. Was awarded
a coat of arms dated the 24th of Sept. 1531. Settled in Mexico City.
Married dona Ana Cervantes, one of the six daughters of fellow
conquistador Leonel de Cervantes. They had several children.
Son: Alonso de Villanueva Cervantes
Grandsons: don Alonso de Cervantes, don Juan Altamirano Cervantes, don
Alonso de Aguilar and don Agustin de Pimentel.
Villaroel, Antonio de - Settled in Mexico City then Oaxaca and changed
his surname to Serrano de Cardona. Married Ysabel de Oxeda (Ojeda).
Son: Francisco de Villaroel.
Granddaughter married: don Juan de Reinoso.
Vitoria, Alonso - Married a Spanish woman. Founded the town of Tututepeque.
Settled in Oaxaca.
Vizciano, Juan - From: Palos, Huelva. Came to the Indies in 1517. Came
to Mexico with Narvaez. Teacher by trade.
Vizciano, Pedro - From: Vizcaya. Came to Mexico with Cortes in 1519.
Teacher by trade.
Yanez, Alonso - Once they reached Tenochtitlan (Mexico City)
Montezuma allowed the conquistadors to stay in a large temple across
the way from his. In this temple it was Alonso who discovered a doorway
recently cemented over behind which concealed the vast riches of Mexico.
Being a carpenter he also helped build the small ships used to control
the lake surrounding Tenochtitlan.
While Alonso was in Honduras his wife took another husband. He would not
take her back when he returned.
Zambrano, Alonso - From: Sevilla. Came to Mexico in 1520 with Juan
Gonzalez Ponce de Leon (son of the discoverer of Florida). Parents:
Diego Martin Zambrano and Elvira Ortiz.
Zamora, Alonso de - Parents: Alvaro Perez and Catalina Dominguez. Brother
of Alvaro de Zamora. Settled in Oaxaca.
Zamora, Alvaro de- Parents: Alvaro Perez and Catalina Dominguez. Came
to Mexico with his father and his brother Alonzo Zamora. His father died
in the siege of Tenochtitlan. Settled in Mexico City. He
married the daughter of a new settler from Spain, Alonso de Ortega and
they had 3 children. Awarded a coat of arms dated Feb. 15th 1563.
Zamora, Francisco de - Settled in Antequera.
Zamorano, Nicolas - From: Pontones, Jaen. Came to Mexico with Cortes
in 1519. Settled in Ocuila, Mexico.
Zamorano Ruiz, Pedro - Parents: Pedro Ruiz Zamorano and Beatriz Hernandez.
Pedro Ruiz Zamorano came to came to Mexico with Navraez at the
age of 15. Ten years later he went to Nueva Galicia with Guzman. Married
the daughter of a fellow conquistador Martin (Pedro) Ruiz de
Monjarez. They had 6 children. A son was named Nicolas Zamorano de
Arrazola and a grandson was don Pedro Zamorano. Son in law: Damian Franco.
Zamudio, Juan de - Settled in Mexico City. Married Isabel de Olmos, daughter
of fellow Conquistador, Francisco de Olmos. Sons: Juan de Zamudio and Pedro
Zaragoza, (?) - From: Zaragoza. Came to Mexico with Cortes in 1519.
Considered old at the time of the conquest.
Zaragoza, Miguel de - Came to Mexico with Grijalva in 1518 and was
accidently left behind. He lived amongst the Totonacs til Cortes' arrival
in 1519. Settled in Veracruz. Married Beatriz Garcia de la Fuente (Widow)
and had at least a son, Juan. A granddaughter married Juan de Audelo.
Great grandsons: Juan, Francisco and Luis de Audelo, Mateo and Antonio
de Zaragoza. His son was given a coat of arms in 1548.
Zavallos, Alonso de - From: Medina de Pomar, Burgos. Married Maria de
Leiva (from Ciudad Real). Came to Mexico with Cortes. Participated in
all the conquests of the provinces of Mexico after the conquest.
Children: Francisco and Isabel Zavallos.
Zavallos, Francisco - Came to Mexico with Cortes. Possibly the son of
Alonso Zavallos the above name Conquistador.
Zimbron de Vitoria, Alonzo - Parents: Francisco Zimbron and Mayor de
Vitoria. Settled in Mexico City then Puebla. Married and had at least
3 sons and a daughter.
Zubia, Juan - Arrived in Mexico in 1521 in time to take part in the re-
taking of Tenochtitlan. He was part of the conquest of Nueva Galicia.