Hispanic Surnames

Genealogica Hispanica de Tejas: Celebrating 25 Years - If you look in most history books about Texas, you find a lot of information about settlements, but very few of them will tell you the history of the Hispanic people of Texas!

The Universality of Latin American Research - This article focuses on commonalities involved in tracing Hispanic ancestry in Central and South America through records of the universal Catholic Church

Tracing Chicano Roots: Coming Over The Border From Mexico - Most immigrants over the past 300 years came to America by boat, but a good number have entered the United States by land, especially the hundreds of thousands who have arrived from Mexico.

Using Catholic Church Records to Trace Your Latin American Ancestors - Using Catholic Church records to trace your Latin American ancestors can be enormously rewarding. Since the Council of Trent (1560-1580) sacramental books were mandated to be kept by each parish priest. These sacrament books include baptisms, confirmatio

Tracking Hispanic Family History

Hispanic Family History: Research in the Best Records in the World

Locating Hispanic Ancestors in U.S. Census Records

Hispanic Research at Documentary Relations of the Southwest

Impacting Hispanic Genealogy

Related Books

Hispanic Surnames and Family History
One of the principal aims of the book is to show the dispersion and commonality of Hispanic surnames throughout the Americas, with studies showing: (1) the top 1,000 Hispanic surnames in the U.S. and Latin America; (2) l,500 surnames studied by the Institute of Genealogy and History for Latin America (sponsors of this work); (3) the 12,567 Hispanic surnames in the 1980 U.S. census; and (4) surnames unique to particular Latin American countries.

Americanos: Latino Life in the United States
Americanos forces us (gently) to reevaluate, reconsider, and reestablish the very important fact that Latinos have been an integral part of the history of the U.S. This is a timely and handsome book, and as contributor David Carrasco says of Latinos, "We are both an accomplished and an unfinished people," and the same could be said of this country and all its promise.

Common Hispanic Last Names

  • Garcia
  • Rodriguez
  • Martinez
  • Hernandez
  • Lopez

  • Gonzalez
  • Perez
  • Sanchez
  • Ramirez
  • Torres

  • Flores
  • Rivera
  • Gomez
  • Diaz
  • Reyes

    Web Sites

    AOL Hispanic Genealogy Group Surnames Index
    Find an alphabetized list of families being researched by members of AOL's Hispanic Genealogy Group. Contact the researchers.

    Institute of Genealogy and History for Latin America
    Contact to inquire about their moderately priced comprehensive list of common Hispanic surnames, or the more expensive complete family reports.

    Spanish Surname List from the 1990 Census
    Census Bureau lets visitors download this tutorial file and 1996 list of Hispanic surnames from their database.

    Hispanic Surnames
    You can now find the origins, history, coat of arms and links associated with your surname.

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