Family Histories (a work in progress)
Hernandez - On June 8,1538 the Emperor Carlos the first granted the following arms
to Don Gonzalo Hernandez a resident of Espiritu Santo New Spain (Mexico): en campo
de azur y plata, superado de una estrella de oro; bordura de oro, con cuatro rosas
de gules con hojas de sinople.
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Herrera - In addition to the "Herrera" conquistadors already mention there was a Francisco
de Herrera from seville who settled in Mexico City in 1526. He was employed by Cortes.
Early on he left his wife and 7 children in Spain. By 1546 he had his son and three of
his daughters in Mexico City. Sent for his wife and the rest of his family and some nieces
that same year but died before they could be reunited.
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Hinojosa - Coat of Arms The earliest Hinojosa to Mexico was Juan de Hinojosa who
arrived in 1522. He settled in Mexico City and was married to Beatriz Mejia de Tapia of
Trujillo, Spain. His son Francisco arrived in Mexico City in 1537 and was a resident there
for at least 10 years.
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Huelva - Gonzalo de Huelva from Huelva Spain was the first Huelva to arrive in Mexico and
is on the records as a resident of Mexico City in 1527 and 1528.
Infante - Juan Infante was the first to arrive with this surname in 1526. There is a
Don Juan Infante on Mexican records in 1538 (possibly the same person). On September
18,1538 the Emperor Carlos the first granted the following arms to Don Juan Infante
a resident of Mexico City: escudo mantelado: 1, en campo de gules, cuatro bandas de
oro; 2, en campo de azur, con un castillo de oro sobre penas al natural.
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Islas (Isla) - The first to arrive in Mexico was Pedro Isla from Sevilla by way of
Santo Domingo. He arrived in 1529.
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Jauregui - Asencio de Jauregui settled in Mexico in 1539. He was from Garagarza
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Leal - Juan Leal first settled in the Yucatan in 1527. Parents were Andres Leal and
Catalina del Campo. Pedro Leal arrived in 1535. His parents were Pedro Leal and Maria
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Longoria - coat of arms information from the Longoria Shield page.
Part of the Iberian Genealogy web pages.
MY LONGORIA FAMILY TREE by Danny Villarreal
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Lopez - Martin Lopez, one of Cortes' Conquistadors was awarded 3 Coats of Arms. One
was awarded on December 21,1539 consisting of 2 brigantines afloat with a closed
helmet on top of the shield. On May 15,1550 he recieved a second consisting of a
vertical line separating the shield in two. With 2 golden galleys on white and blue
waters signifying the shipbuilding industry which enabled him to help build the 13
ships needed to control the waters of Tenochtitlan during the conquest. The second
half showed a sword outlined in gold hanging point down against a field of red.
There was a boarder of stars and crosses. Fringing the 2 ships were four golden
Jerusalem crosses on a field of red, and boardering the half picturing the sword
were four eight-point golden stars on a field of blue. A closed helmet rested on
top of the shield. Above the helmet was a black eagle bearing a green standard on
which appeared one Jerusalem cross. A third Coat of Arms was awarded one year later
on May 20,1551 was essentially the same as the second except replacing the fringe
and stars and crosses were lions representing seven provinces in which Lopez had
served his King.
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Lozano - On December 21,1539 the Emperor Carlos the first granted the following arms
to Don Pedro Lozano a resident of Mexico City: en campo de gules una fortaleza sobre
seis gradas de piedra; bordura de azur, con cuatro lanzas quebradas por el centro y
puestas cada una en aspa.
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Lucas - The first Lucas was a navigator from Genoa and came to Mexico with Alderete
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Luna - An early settler was Antonio de Luna. He was a conquistador of Central America
and came to Mexico in 1534 and settled in Mexico City. He married the daughter of the
Conquistador Antonio Caicedo.
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