Origen de los Apellidos Garza y Trevino en Nuevo Leon

Are you Garza or Trevino? Do you have ancestors with this last name? If you do you are in luck. Tomas Madirichaga Cueva has written an excellent book “Origen de los Apellidos Garza y Trevino en Nuevo Leon” (Origin of the last names Garza and Trevino form Nuevo Leon). This book starts with Marcos Alonso de la Garza (my 10th great grandfather) and documents about four generations of his descendants. The author tells that many of his sons took the last name of Garza and also many took the last name of Trevino from his wife Juana de Trevino de Quintanilla.

As you may be aware these two last names are very predominant in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. What is so great about this book is that the author only cites first hand sources and is very well documented. So far I have yet to find an error. In my opinion this is an excellent book for your genealogical research.

Cover of “Origen de los Apellidos Garza y Trevino en Nuevo Leon”:

The unfortunate thing is that this book is rare and hard to obtain. Luckily, my local university has a copy and is available to the public. You can see if it is available here. They also have a translated copy into english that was cone by Edna Garza Brown.

If you do not live in the RGV or near it you can always search for this book in a library near you by using WorldCat.

If you get a hold of this book or have read it in the past let me know what you thought about it in the comments section of this post. As for me it is by far one of my favorite book.

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  • Mary Bullen Ramirez

    I will have to go library and find it in the historical section. Marcos Alonso was also my 10 great grand father. Which one of his children is from where you descend.?

    • http://www.wearecousins.info/ Moises Garza

      Mary, you do have to check this book out. I descend from him through four of his children. Pedro de La Garza, Blas de la Garza, Alonzo de Trevino, and Joseph de Trevino.

  • Barbara Sanders

    I have the English version of the “Origin of the Surnames Garza and Trevino in Nuevo Leon” translated by Edna G. Brown. I am still in the process of going through it and so far it is an Excellent book.

    • http://www.wearecousins.info/ Moises Garza

      I have only read the Spanish version but it is great that it has been translated since many people have trouble with Spanish.

  • Helen Garza Roeder

    As luck would have it, this article struck home!!!! My paternal grandfather was a (de la) Garza and my paternal grandmother (his wife) was a Trevino. (sorry for leaving off the tilde. my computer hasn’t figured out how to write in Spanish yet.)

    Also, by subscribing to your blog, was I supposed to get a e-book? If so, tell me how, if not, that’s ok. I’m enjoying reading your blogs.

    • http://www.wearecousins.info/ Moises Garza

      It is great to hear that you have Garza and Trevino (no tilde neither). Once you subscribe, in about an hour you should have gotten an welcome email and towards the bottom of the email there is a link to an eBook. If you have not received it look in your spam box or in the promotions folder if you are using gmail.

  • Lolo Sauceda

    Thank you for the post, I will be looking for that book as my grand mothers name was Francisca Garza Cantu, my great grand father on my grand mother’s side was named Candelario Garza and his father was Froylan de la Garza from what I understand El Valle de Guajuco, de Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

    • http://www.wearecousins.info/ Moises Garza

      Lolo, do you have any Marroquin form El Valle del Guajuco or Santiago?

  • Veronica Torres

    I have Trevino and De La Garza ancestors. This book is a great resource.

    • http://www.wearecousins.info/ Moises Garza

      Veronica, I totally agree with you it is an excellent resource.