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By cwood1411 - Posted on 08 January 2009

Hello Everyone,
Just registerd for the site and have spent a couple of days reviewing the lists. So excited about the possibility of finding my mothers family! Have spent many years researching my father's side, but didn't have much (and still don't) on my mom's side. So here goes:

Looking for the Calzada-Briones-Colunga family possibly in Fresnillo. They seemed to have moved quite a bit, but found the 1930 Mexico census that listed my grandmother and her parents in Santa Barbara, CHI, MX. The census listed my great grandparents as having been born in Zacatecas, no city listed. Just yesterday, I learned that they may have been from or lived in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, as this was the birth place of one of their children but not necessarily the city where my great grand parents were born, but it's a starting point! My mother's memory is not so good but this is the info I have so far and hoping to make a connection:

Juan Briones-Colunga b. abt 1884 Zacatecas
m. Josefa Calzada b. abt 1887 Zacatecas
ch:
1. Filiberto/Alberto Colunga b. 1900 Fresnillo, Zacatecas d. 1989, buried Parral Cemetery, CHI, MX
m. Isiidra (Ciri) L. Terrazas
ch: Abigail, Savina, Genaro, Benedicto, Hiliberto, Concepcion, Ester
2. Federico Colunga b. abt 1910 CHI
m. Justina Unknown
3. Refugia Colunga b. est 1913
4. Miguel Colunga b. abt 1912
5. Luis Colunga b. abt 1914
6. Erlinda/Hermelinda Colunga b. abt 1916 (my grandmother) d. abt 1940/41
m. Samuel Reyes-Marquez
ch: 2 daughters
7. Rebeca Colunga b. abt 1918
m. Jesus Menarrez
8. Ambrosio Colunga b. abt 1923 d. abt 1941/42
9. Salvador 'Chava' Colunga b. abt 1926

From memory, my mother and her cousin say that an Enrique Colunga was either a son of Juan or a brother of Juan Colunga. Enrique was a governor of Guanajuato, very short term. Family lore says that Juan and son, Filiberto, rode with Pancho Villa and Filiberto was buried in the same cemetery as Pancho Villa.
Juan Colunga and sons were wealthy entreprenuers holding occupations as 'Zapatero's', (shoemakers?) and they owned shoe stores. I have one family picture of my great grandparents and some of their children.

My grandparents, Hermelinda and Samuel were divorced with two daughters. Samuel Marquez removed to El Paso, TX. Hermelinda died about one year after my mother was born and the two sisters were separated. They have only met once since then (1979). Last known, my Aunt was in Mexico City, but attempts to reach her have been unsuccesful. My grandfather made several attempts to regain custody of his two daughters, but the maternal uncles would run him out of town at each attempt. My grandfather was finally able to get my mother (long story about how this was done) when she was 15 and brought her to the US. He was not able to find her sister.

Any help on this family would be greatly appreciated.
Cathy

Welcome to the group Cathy.

Quick question for you. In reference to Juan Briones-Colunga. Is his surname
Briones or Colunga? At first glance I assumed that Briones was his father's
surname and Colunga was his mothers surname, which is pretty standard in
hispanic names. However, your family seems to have carried on with the
Colunga name instead.

-Angelina-

Cathy:

I believe this is your great-grandfather... the name is so unique, it would be difficult for this to be a coincidence. The estimated birthdates that you have for them appear to be a little too late. It is improbable (but not impossible) that they had a child when the father was 16 and the mother 13... then again the mother was having children until 1926 so she could not have been born before 1880 or so...

JUAN BRIONES COLUNGA
Male
Christening: 20 JUN 1862 Cienega De Mata, Ojuelos, Jalisco, Mexico
Parents:
Father: MANUEL BRIONES Family
Mother: TOMAZA COLUNGA
Source Information:
Batch No.: C607048
Dates: 1853 - 1862
Source Call No.:0640159 Film

This is a possible hit for your great-grandmother though the name is very common and the birthdate appears to be far too early... There are really no CALZADA in Ojuelos, Jalisco.

JOSEFA CALZADA NERI
Female
Christening: 20 MAR 1873 Fresnillo De Gonzalez Echeverria, Zacatecas, Mexico
Parents:
Father: PABLO CALZADA Family
Mother: PONCIANA NERI
Source Information
Batch No.:K600823 Film 0439822

 
I don't know if this is the same family but since Fresnillo is so close to Jerez and this Colunga family is from Guanajuato I thought I'd submit it to you.  My records are posted on Rootsweb.com so you may want to check there for anything that might be of interest to you on the Colunga family in my records.
 
good luck in your search, Linda in Everett Wa.
 

#845 baptism 29 July 1888 in Jerez
 Antonia Colunga born in Jerez 24 July 1888 6pm
parents: Carlos Colunga and Juana Avila
pat grn: Andres and Severiana Lopez
mat grn: Barbaro and Agapita Caldera
pad: Cenovio Gonsales and Francisca Saldivar
source: 0439862 Jerez baptism
 

  MARIA DE LAS NIEVEZ FRANCISCA COLUNGA LOPEZ Pedigree
  Female
  Christening:  06 AUG 1862   Santa Fe, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
  Father:  ANDRES COLUNGA  Family
  Mother:  SEVERIANA LOPEZ    
  Source Information:
  Batch No.:  Dates:  Source Call No.:  Type:  Printout Call No.:  Type: 
  K608057  1862 - 1864  0668852   Film  NONE   
 

--- On Thu, 1/8/09, cwood1411 wrote:

From: cwood1411
Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Calzada/Briones/Colunga in Fresnillo, Zacatecas
To: research@lists.nuestrosranchos.com
Date: Thursday, January 8, 2009, 2:48 AM

Hello Everyone,
Just registerd for the site and have spent a couple of days reviewing the
lists. So excited about the possibility of finding my mothers family! Have spent
many years researching my father's side, but didn't have much (and still
don't) on my mom's side. So here goes:

Looking for the Calzada-Briones-Colunga family possibly in Fresnillo. They
seemed to have moved quite a bit, but found the 1930 Mexico census that listed
my grandmother and her parents in Santa Barbara, CHI, MX. The census listed my
great grandparents as having been born in Zacatecas, no city listed. Just
yesterday, I learned that they may have been from or lived in Fresnillo,
Zacatecas, as this was the birth place of one of their children but not
necessarily the city where my great grand parents were born, but it's a
starting point! My mother's memory is not so good but this is the info I
have so far and hoping to make a connection:

Juan Briones-Colunga b. abt 1884 Zacatecas
m. Josefa Calzada b. abt 1887 Zacatecas
ch: 1. Filiberto/Alberto Colunga b. 1900 Fresnillo, Zacatecas d. 1989, buried
Parral Cemetery, CHI, MX
m. Isiidra (Ciri) L. Terrazas
ch: Abigail, Savina, Genaro, Benedicto, Hiliberto, Concepcion, Ester
2. Federico Colunga b. abt 1910 CHI
m. Justina Unknown
3. Refugia Colunga b. est 1913 4. Miguel Colunga b. abt 1912
5. Luis Colunga b. abt 1914
6. Erlinda/Hermelinda Colunga b. abt 1916 (my grandmother) d. abt 1940/41
m. Samuel Reyes-Marquez
ch: 2 daughters
7. Rebeca Colunga b. abt 1918
m. Jesus Menarrez
8. Ambrosio Colunga b. abt 1923 d. abt 1941/42
9. Salvador 'Chava' Colunga b. abt 1926

> From memory, my mother and her cousin say that an Enrique Colunga was
either a son of Juan or a brother of Juan Colunga. Enrique was a governor of
Guanajuato, very short term. Family lore says that Juan and son, Filiberto, rode
with Pancho Villa and Filiberto was buried in the same cemetery as Pancho Villa.

Juan Colunga and sons were wealthy entreprenuers holding occupations as
'Zapatero's', (shoemakers?) and they owned shoe stores. I have one
family picture of my great grandparents and some of their children.

My grandparents, Hermelinda and Samuel were divorced with two daughters. Samuel
Marquez removed to El Paso, TX. Hermelinda died about one year after my mother
was born and the two sisters were separated. They have only met once since then
(1979). Last known, my Aunt was in Mexico City, but attempts to reach her have
been unsuccesful. My grandfather made several attempts to regain custody of his
two daughters, but the maternal uncles would run him out of town at each
attempt. My grandfather was finally able to get my mother (long story about how
this was done) when she was 15 and brought her to the US. He was not able to
find her sister.

Any help on this family would be greatly appreciated.
Cathy

Hello Angelia,

Thank you for responding. I always wondered about the surnames and which one was the fathers vs. mothers surnames. I didn't know that it was standard to list the fathers name first and mothers surname second. I always assumed Briones was his mothers name and Colunga the father's surname. This is an interesting discovery. Thank you. Now a question or two for you if you would be so kind:

Josefa Calzada Colunga....would her mother's name be Calzada or fathers surname? And do you know what the history is behind the hyphenated names?

Catherine Wood

Thanks for the info, it very well could be them. I guestimated the year of birth based on the 1930 Mexico census in Santa Barbara and the place of birth for both was Zacatecas... And as we all know the census info can be incorrect in some cases. This is a good lead for me to follow. Thank you again for responding.

Catherine Wood

Thank you Linda, I feel really blessed to have found this forum! so much help so quickly. I will attempt to follow all the suggested families. Thanks again for your help.
Catherine Wood

Many people with the last name Briones are found in the Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, and Jalisco. My Briones line originates in San Luis Potosi.> Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 09:49:13 -0800> From: longsjourney@yahoo.com> To: research@NuestrosRanchos.com> Subject: Re: [Nuestros Ranchos] Calzada/Briones/Colunga in Fresnillo, Zacatecas> > > I don't know if this is the same family but since Fresnillo is so close to Jerez and this Colunga family is from Guanajuato I thought I'd submit it to you. My records are posted on Rootsweb.com so you may want to check there for anything that might be of interest to you on the Colunga family in my records.> > good luck in your search, Linda in Everett Wa.> > > #845 baptism 29 July 1888 in Jerez> Antonia Colunga born in Jerez 24 July 1888 6pm> parents: Carlos Colunga and Juana Avila> pat grn: Andres and Severiana Lopez> mat grn: Barbaro and Agapita Caldera> pad: Cenovio Gonsales and Francisca Saldivar> source: 0439862 Jerez baptism> > > MARIA DE LAS NIEVEZ FRANCISCA COLUNGA LOPEZ Pedigree > Female > Christening: 06 AUG 1862 Santa Fe, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico > Father: ANDRES COLUNGA Family > Mother: SEVERIANA LOPEZ > Source Information: > Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type: > K608057 1862 - 1864 0668852 Film NONE > > > > --- On Thu, 1/8/09, cwood1411 wrote:> > From: cwood1411 > Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Calzada/Briones/Colunga in Fresnillo, Zacatecas> To: research@lists.nuestrosranchos.com> Date: Thursday, January 8, 2009, 2:48 AM> > Hello Everyone,> Just registerd for the site and have spent a couple of days reviewing the> lists. So excited about the possibility of finding my mothers family! Have spent> many years researching my father's side, but didn't have much (and still> don't) on my mom's side. So here goes:> > Looking for the Calzada-Briones-Colunga family possibly in Fresnillo. They> seemed to have moved quite a bit, but found the 1930 Mexico census that listed> my grandmother and her parents in Santa Barbara, CHI, MX. The census listed my> great grandparents as having been born in Zacatecas, no city listed. Just> yesterday, I learned that they may have been from or lived in Fresnillo,> Zacatecas, as this was the birth place of one of their children but not> necessarily the city where my great grand parents were born, but it's a> starting point! My mother's memory is not so good but this is the info I> have so far and hoping to make a connection:> > Juan Briones-Colunga b. abt 1884 Zacatecas> m. Josefa Calzada b. abt 1887 Zacatecas> ch: 1. Filiberto/Alberto Colunga b. 1900 Fresnillo, Zacatecas d. 1989, buried> Parral Cemetery, CHI, MX> m. Isiidra (Ciri) L. Terrazas> ch: Abigail, Savina, Genaro, Benedicto, Hiliberto, Concepcion, Ester> 2. Federico Colunga b. abt 1910 CHI> m. Justina Unknown> 3. Refugia Colunga b. est 1913 4. Miguel Colunga b. abt 1912> 5. Luis Colunga b. abt 1914> 6. Erlinda/Hermelinda Colunga b. abt 1916 (my grandmother) d. abt 1940/41> m. Samuel Reyes-Marquez> ch: 2 daughters> 7. Rebeca Colunga b. abt 1918> m. Jesus Menarrez> 8. Ambrosio Colunga b. abt 1923 d. abt 1941/42> 9. Salvador 'Chava' Colunga b. abt 1926> > > From memory, my mother and her cousin say that an Enrique Colunga was> either a son of Juan or a brother of Juan Colunga. Enrique was a governor of> Guanajuato, very short term. Family lore says that Juan and son, Filiberto, rode> with Pancho Villa and Filiberto was buried in the same cemetery as Pancho Villa.> > Juan Colunga and sons were wealthy entreprenuers holding occupations as> 'Zapatero's', (shoemakers?) and they owned shoe stores. I have one> family picture of my great grandparents and some of their children.> > My grandparents, Hermelinda and Samuel were divorced with two daughters. Samuel> Marquez removed to El Paso, TX. Hermelinda died about one year after my mother> was born and the two sisters were separated. They have only met once since then> (1979). Last known, my Aunt was in Mexico City, but attempts to reach her have> been unsuccesful. My grandfather made several attempts to regain custody of his> two daughters, but the maternal uncles would run him out of town at each> attempt. My grandfather was finally able to get my mother (long story about how> this was done) when she was 15 and brought her to the US. He was not able to> find her sister.> > Any help on this family would be greatly appreciated.> Cathy> > > > -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --> Nuestros Ranchos Research Mailing List> > To post, send email to:> research(at)NuestrosRanchos.com> > To change your subscription, log on to:> http://www.NuestrosRanchos.com> > > > > -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --> Nuestros Ranchos Research Mailing List> > To post, send email to:> research(at)NuestrosRanchos.com> > To change your subscription, log on to:> http://www.NuestrosRanchos.com
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Hi Cathy,

I would say that in the case of Josefa Calzada Colunga, Calzada is the
father's surname and Colunga is the mother's surname (father first, mother
last). However, I have to admit that names are tricky. If you are lucky to
go back far enough in your research you will find that beyond a certain
point there was no "standard" for surnames, it was not uncommon for full
siblings to use different surnames,that of a grandparent instead of either
parent's name.

As far as hyphenated names ... Maybe someone else in the group knows about
them.

Good luck,
-Angelina-

Welcome to the group Cathy! Hi, im Daniel Camino, aka Daniel Méndez...Angelina is correct there was no rule for surnames I have a family much earlier that of 7 siblings, that all but three used different last names. this could be for many reasons, one to honor a ancestor or grandparent, like Lorenza Ruiz de Esparza eventhough her father was Tiscareño de Molina she took on her mother's name and really let go her father's. I think it was her daughter who was also Lorenza Ruiz de Esparza III, (someone correct me). nother reason was "family importance" I've learned that some were more "prominant than others" dont know why or how. I do know that the Ruiz de Velasco were one of them (in Ayo El Chico who were relatives of the Viceroy Velasco, not sure how but assuming a 2nd cousin or so. I have gone back to 1580 or so back to Mexico City. Pedro Ruiz de Velasco y Haro married Ana Núñez y Bohórrquez and had Pedro Ruiz de Velasco born in 1618 in D.F. They eventually moved to Los Altos where the other children were born. I did find a Pedro Ruiz de Velasco in Valladolid Spain married 1605 so around the same time frame but his wife is Ana Valadés so prob not them but its still worth ordering and see if it is them or not. Anyway...Ruiz de Velasco any time a daughter of this family all the way up to 1720 or so the children of her would always take her name and not the fathers except when the name of son pertains to the man
s side of the family, so you can have a REALLY long maternal name of Velascos! I get my Ruiz de Velasco
with my gg grandmother María Jesús Ruiz de Velasco born 1883 in Calvillo, Ags. Compound surnames or what you said hypenated (usually there was no hyphen, they just added that on family search to note that the surname goes together, we as Hispanics know that the surname goes together so I disregard the hyphen. This compound surname came about when two (possibly rival families) as I see it "went at it" boom boom is what I refer it to couldnt decide which surname to use or one side mother or father would not let their side of the house be forgotten and wanted their last name to continue. This is different than the rest of Europe, I think this is more common for Spaniards and Portguese. An example would be my Ornellas y Hurtado de Mendoza or the rival branch the Gómez de Mendoza, Álvaro do Ornellas, portuguese married Isabel Hurtado de Mendoza II her grandchildren used Ornellas Mendoza (same thing as Ornellas y Hurtado de Mendoza just shorter). I noticed this when I found Benito de Serrano married to
Juana Alvina Ornellas y Mendoza I had no idea what the last name would lead to this was when I was still a beginner! ANYWAY what would happen at the end the two sides of the family would find a away to combine both last names (it had to sound good, I think, it is a joke that Ive been told) and combine to make a new name! I hope this helps! -Daniel Méndez del Camino
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Thank you all for your responses! I'm overwhelmed by it all and truly blessed to have found you and this site

Catherine Wood

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