by Moises Garza

June 26, 2012

Last Names of Nuevo Leon
I received the following email from Crispin Rendon a few days ago. I thought it would be a good idea to share it with you.

This message is going out to everyone in my genealogy address book. You need not respond unless you want to be removed from my list.

I found a Web site that states that Jews believe that the third day of the week (Tuesday) is considered an especially auspicious day for a wedding. Below find a weekday accounting of all 4,657 Catholic Church marriages that occurred in General Teran, Nuevo Leon Mexico during the period from 1809 to 1911. I noticed that Tuesday is the least popular weekday for a marriage, far less than Friday which is, in the Catholic Church, a day of abstinence. Could this weekday marriage distribution, in some way, have anything to do with Crypto-Judaism?

General Teran Marriges (1809-1911)
Number of Marriages            Day of Week
           680                                       Sunday
           582                                       Monday
           316                                       Tuesday
           740                                       Wednesday
           542                                       Thursday
           517                                       Friday
           1280                                     Saturday

A complete list of who married whom on what weekday can be found at the Los Bexarenos web site or use the following link:

Where else can you find this kind of analysis?
Probably nowhere.

Best Regards,
Crispin Rendon 

As you can tell it is very interesting and got me thinking. Growing up my family always had a saying that went “En Martes No Te Cases Ni Te Embarques” meaning that on Tuesday don’t get married nor go on trips since it is bad luck. I thought is was something unique to our family but also growing up I realized that it was a very popular saying throughout this region. It could be that the origins of this saying is Jewish.

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Moises Garza

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