by Moises Garza

February 21, 2019

Benavides Last Names of Nuevo Leon
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

A very popular last name out there is that of Benavides and today I want to tell you about my latest book that focuses on this last name. It is titled "Benavides" and is part of my book series Last Names of Nuevo Leon.

I became interest on this last name when I discovered that Francisco Baez de Benavides is my 9th great grandfather. Francisco Baez de Benavides is considered to be the progenitor of the Benavides last name in Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Texas. Of course, his descendants are nowadays all over the world.

He married Isabel Martinez Guajardo before 1626, since in the Monterrey census of that year he is mentioned to be living in the Valle de las Salinas with his wife. She is the daughter of Francisco Martinez Guajardo and Ines Rodriguez Navarro.

On various published sources it is mentioned that Francisco was born in Valle de la Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Inlands, Spain.

This book is about seven generations of their descendants and covers the time period of the early 1600s through the late 1800s. It is 437 pages and is full of genealogical information that includes sources for the facts listed.

Keep in mind, this book as all my others are only tools to help you build your tree. Once you discover a death date, baptism date, and or marriage date get a copy of the original. It is very rewarding to do so and you will learn more details about your ancestors.

Also this book does not include every descendant of theirs since that is impossible, it only includes the ones that I have identified through documents, reliable published, and unpublished works.

Cover of the Benavides Book

Description of Benavides Book by Amazon

This book contains seven generations of descendants of Francisco Baez de Benavides and Isabel Martinez Guajardo. It is believed that he entered Nuevo Reino de Leon (Nuevo Leon) in 1612, since in 1630 Francisco mentions that he had been in the area since eighteen years prior. Francisco Baez de Benavides is considered to be the progenitor of the Benavides last name in Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Texas.

"This book contains seven generations of descendants of Francisco Baez de Benavides and Isabel Martinez Guajardo.".

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Table of Contents

Here is the table of contents so that you can see what is included in the book.

Introduction i

Seven Generations of Descendants of Francisco Baez de Benavides and Isabel Martinez Guajardo Pg. 1

Sources Pg. 298

Index of Individuals Pg. 375

Buy Your Copy of This Book

The best place to get this book is on Amazon and if you have Amazon prime it can be at your door step in two days. Buy on Amazon

Website for the Book Series Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This year I plan to publish books for the most popular last names of Nuevo leon like the Garza, Trevino, Chapa, de Leon, Hinojosa, and many others. To show case and to keep all of them together I created a website titled Last Names of Nuevo Leon and the URL is this one: in case that you want to visit it.

I will be posting coming soon books there and posting them as they become available.

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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

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