by Moises Garza

July 5, 2016

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This a must have book for any Chapa researcher and or any one that is a descendant of Juan Bautista Chapa whom was born in 15 Nov 1627 in Villa Albisola, Italy and died in Monterrey back in 20 Apr 1695.

The title of this book is “Chapa a Study of the Descendants of Juan Bautista Schiapapria (Chapa) Through the XVIII Century” and was written by Norman P. Brown back in June 6, 1992. It is an excellent resource and it is an extensive research tool when it comes to the Chapa Last name.

Chapa

From the Author:

My interest in Juan Bautista Chapa started in 1978 when I discovered that my wife was a direct descendant. Active research began with my retirement to South Texas in 1986, for now I was within reasonable driving range to Monterrey, the place that the originator lived and died. I was asked to do Chapa research for others and I accumulated great deal of material. Therefore, I decided to try to account for the first one hundred and fifty years ( 1651 – 1800) of the Chapas in Mexico, a period when the records are few and difficult to obtain. – Norman P. Brown

Read a Copy of This Book Online:

This book is very rare and you will probably even not be able to buy a copy anywhere. Lucky for us the Corpus Christi Library has a copy online and you can browse it any time you want. I have also personally seen that they have the printed book in their special collections.

We here is the link: http://archives.cclibraries.com/cdm/compoundobject/collection/odf/id/1948

Are you a Descendant of Juan Bautista Chapa?

Juan Bautista turns out to be my 9nd great grandfather. If you are also a descendant and would like for me to include you in my family tree just send me your line to him so that I can add you. After I enter you into my tree, I’ll send you a PDF showing how exactly we are related.

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About the author 

Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog We Are Cousins, and the Mexican Genealogy blog. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on Facebook. To contact me or book me for a presentation, buy my books, and or learn more about me visit my personal website at www.moisesgarza.com.

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  1. I’m a descendant of Juan Bautista Chapa. Our family has been fighting for the land in Rio Grande City for many years. I would like to speak to you. Please contact me

    1. My family has 120 acres in the Rio Grande area. Roma, Starr County Texas to be exact. We had to get an attorney because the neighbor to the land was claiming settlers rights.
      We settled with him by allowing him to still let his cattle graze our land and built a road so the oil company can access it better. We don’t plan to build on it, we just wanted the access back for the oil companies to do their thing. It was doing pretty good there with natural gas for a while and now we have hit water.
      Maybe one day my daughter will reap the benefits of the oil.
      I would get an attorney, it didn’t take long for us, it was pretty much an open shut case. We have a bloodline trust to that land.

  2. MY WIFE MARY ANNE DURBON, GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER OF INES CHAPA OF MATAMOROS, MEXICO. SHE MARRIED JOHN JUAN LOFTUS, FROM IRELAND. PLEASE SEND INFO, JACK CONDON

  3. My name is Florencio Pena III. I am a descendant of Juan Bautista Chapa Benavides who married Maria Rita Lopez-de-Jaen-Hinojosa. Their daughter Maria Ana Lopez-de-Jaen-Hinojosa married the first Pena in my line Jose Pena Guajardo (parents Jose Jacinto Dela Garza Pena and Ana Maria Guajardo Guttierez de Castro) I am trying to confirm that my name Florencio came from the Chapa line somehow i.e. Capitan Jose Florencio Chapa. Is there any way to confirm this? Thanks Primo

  4. My dad is from Monterrey, Mexico and his name is Hugo Chapa, his father Julio Chapa and that’s all I know. Is there any way to know if we are some of the true descendents of Juan Chapa?

  5. Hi my mom Maria Virginia Chapa is from Tamaulipas and so is her father Jose Angel Chapa. I’ve been attempting to, with the help on ancestry.com, to build the family tree up to Juan Bautista Chapa but with little knowledge of how to I keep hitting a wall. Do you have any suggestions for me.

  6. Juan Bsutista Schiapapria is one of my 2,048 nineth Great-grandparents. My grandma is Francisca Vela Chapa (1911-1993), daughter of Margarita Chapa Trevino (1887-1916), daughter of Rafael Chapa Alderete (b. 1861), son of Rafael Chapa Cavazos (1830-1905), son of Jose Gregorio Chapa Treviño (b. 1768), son of Jose Miguel Chapa Garcia (1743-1803), son of Miguel Eusebio Chapa Benavides (1711-1746), son of Jose Nicolas Chapa Treviño (1679-1716), son of Juan Bautista Schiapapria Badi (1627-1695).

  7. Juan Bsutista Schiapapria is one of my 2,048 nineth Great-grandparents. My grandma is Francisca Vela Chapa (1911-1993), daughter of Margarita Chapa Trevino (1887-1916), daughter of Rafael Chapa Alderete (b. 1861), son of Rafael Chapa Cavazos (1830-1905), son of Jose Gregorio Chapa Treviño (b. 1768), son of Jose Miguel Chapa Garcia (1743-1803), son of Miguel Eusebio Chapa Benavides (1711-1746), son of Jose Nicolas Chapa Treviño (1679-1716), son of Juan Bautista Schiapapria Badi (1627-1695).

  8. Hello I am a descendant of Juan Bautista Chapa. My brother Gene Arocha Chapa has done our family genealogy. I was curious If and where I could see our family tree showing that I’m a descendant. My father is Eugene Chapa 1929-2012 and my mother is Mary Arocha Chapa 1936-2001. I also wanted to share that I am also Canary Islander descent.

  9. My name is Raymond Jimenez, son to Pilar Soto Jimenez. My grandmother is Maria Soto. Her father is Jose Maria Soto, who is related to the Rodriguez family. Preferbly, Maria Rodriguez family. I am your cousin but don’t know what generation from what I gathered as far, Juan Baustista Schiapapria is my 9th great grandfather. I am from Defiance, Ohio, but my grandfather and grandmother are from Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Mexico.

  10. Just sent you a lengthy email. Juan Bautista Chapa is my 9th Great-Grandfather too. I sent you all that connects me to him. Thank you for all the hard work you do.

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