Famous Ancestors Tree


Famous Ancestors

TGSA has chosen to take twelve (12) individuals that many Hispanic genealogists consider famous ancestors and provide you a report of their descendants. In many cases, Hispanics, especially those whose ancestors come from northeastern Mexico, can count themselves as descendants from several of these “famous ancestors”. Do not assume that you are not descended from any of these twelve ancestors. Explore their descendants; you may discover a personal connection.


There are three (3) ways to navigate through the data. These are:

  • Descendants – You start with the “famous ancestor” and their spouse(s) in Generation 1, followed by Generation 2 which consists of their children, then Generation 3 which includes the grandchildren, etc.
  • Surname List – You can select a particular surname that you choose to research. This leads you to the Name Index but positioned at the surname you selected. You select the individual you want to see and proceed
  • Name Index – This is an alphabetic listing of all names included in the descendant report. You scroll the list and select the individual you want to see. Remember there are thousands of names listed in this index alphabetically.

Located at the bottom of each web page are navigation buttons allowing you to: go to The Table of Contents, to the next or previous generation or to the final web page. Use the simple buttons found at the bottom of each web page to navigate through the families.

Please be aware of certain characteristics of the data presented in these descendant reports. Names have been standardized to current spelling. For example, names such as Ynojosa, Visente or Bisente, and Zaldivar have been normalized to Hinojosa, Vicente, and Saldivar respectively. Name starters of de, del, or de la have been dropped. So, de Hinojosa, del Canto, and de la Garza become Hinojosa, Canto, and Garza respectively. Additionally, the use of accents marks is omitted and ñ is represented by n.

Some individuals will have their caste classification (indio, mestizo, mulato, mulato libre, etc.) precede their name. These classifications are normally found in baptismal records. Others will have their title (Capitán, General, Alcalde, etc.) precede their name.

List of Famous Ancestors

Alvarez Cerda, Fernando
Báez Benavides, Francisco
Castaño de Sosa, Baltazar
Castro, Isabel
Chapa, Juan Bautista
de las Casas, Bernabé
Esquivel, María
Fernandez Castro, Juan
Gutíerrez, Rodrigo

Martínez Guajardo, Isabel
Montemayor, Diego
Navarro, Beatriz
Olea, Isabel
Olivares, Beatriz
Porcallo Cerda, Juana
Quintanilla, Beatriz
Rentería, Mayor
Rodríguez, Maria Inés

Rojo, Santos
Ruelas Navarro, Beatriz
Saldívar, Vicente
Sosa Farías, María
Sosa, Isabel
Tapia, Andrés
Treviño, Diego

Related Books

Index to the Marriage Investigations of the Diocese of Guadalajara Volume 1, compiled and edited by Raúl J. Guerra, Jr., Nadine M. Vásquez, Baldomero Vela, Jr.

Origin of Surnames Garza and Treviño in Nuevo León by Tomas Menderichaga Cueva, translated by Edna Garza Brown. With All Arms by Carl Laurence Duaine, revised and edited by his son Laurence A. Duaine. The Conquistadores and Crypto-Jews of Monterrey by David T. Raphael.


TGSA extends its thanks to Crispín Rendón, highly respected and renowned Hispanic genealogist from California, from whose extensive database of over 250,000 records the descendants for these “famous ancestors” were extracted.