by Moises Garza

June 15, 2017

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

While researching one of my ancestors I came across this book. Even-though it did not help me fins what I was looking for I thought it would be a great idea to share it with you, just in case that you are also researching ancestors in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico.

The only thing is that it does not contain all the baptisms for Saltillo but only for a few select last names. Those last names are: Arispe, Arredondo, Berlanga, Cabello, Cardenas, Davila, Del Bosque, Morales, Padilla, Recio, Siller, and Zertuche.

I hope that you may find this book useful and or at least know that it is out there if you ever need to consult it, below is more information about this book.

Cover of Book: Bautismos 1684-1799 del Sagrario Metropolitano de Saltillo Catedral Santiago Apostol (Present-Day Saltillo, Coahuila) (Twelve Families Only)

How to get this book:

It is for sale for $15.00 by the Bexarenos Genealogy Society out of San Antonio Texas. Here is a link to their website:

Table of Contents:

This book does not have a table of contents but only focuses on the last names of Arispe, Arredondo, Berlanga, Cabello, Cardenas, Davila, Del Bosque, Morales, Padilla, Recio, Siller, and Zertuche.

About the Author:

Carlos F. Valdes Ramos of Saltillo, Coahuila is a Graduate of the Ateneo Fuente in Saltillo and earned his professional degree as a Contador publico, the equivalent of a Certified Public Accountant in the United States, at the prestigious instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. He worked for some years with Hojalata y Lamina, S.A., an iron and metal plating firm in Monterrey and subsequently was employed as Comptroller in Saltillo by Nutec-Premier, a high grade heat resistant ceramics industrial firm. As a part of his professional career enhancement training in 1974, he also attended a seven week Executive Development Program at Cornell University in New York.


I hope that you find this book useful and informative as I have. Please let me know in the comment area of what you thought about this book.

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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

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  1. Have discovered your website and find it very informative. I’m hoping that someone can either answer a question I have or direct me to where I can find the answer.

    My question is: In researching documents (baptismal and marriage records) of many of my ancestors in colonial Mexico (Monterrey & Aguascalientes), I often come across records in which a male is recorded as “Joseph” instead of what I would expect “Jose.” at some point during the early 19th century, the use of the name “Joseph” disappears entirely. Why would the Sagrarios of Monterrey & Aguascalientes record many of my male ancestors as “Joseph” during the 17th & 18th centuries?

    Thank you for any assistance you can offer me in finding out the answer to my question,


    Jose D.

    1. It was dependent on the priest and what college he came from. I find record collections listing them as Joseph and then the priest is changed and the new registration changes to Jose.

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