by Moises Garza

February 28, 2019

Chapa Last Names of Nuevo Leon
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

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

This 325 page book contains eight generations of descendants of Juan Bautista Chapa and Beatriz Olivares de Treviño. Juan was born in Genova, Italy and arrived in Mexico in 1647. It is believed that he entered El Nuevo Reino de Leon (Nuevo Leon) in 1650. 

Juan was the son of Bartholome Schiapapria and Batistina Badi. He married Isabel Martinez Guajardo in about 1653, who was the daughter of Juan de Olivares and Juana de Treviño. Of course his descendants are nowadays all over the world.

One of the greatest contributions of Juan Bautista Chapa to history is that of having written “Historia del Nuevo Reino de Leon, desde 1650 hasta 1690”. He anonymously authored the work for fear of reprisals. Eventually Don Israel Cavazos Garza identified him as the author using clues found in Juan Bautista’s will.

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since that is impossible, it only includes the ones that I have identified through documents, reliable published, and unpublished works.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 Chapa Book

Description of Chapa Book by Amazon

This book contains eight generations of descendants of Juan Bautista Chapa and Beatriz Olivares de Treviño. Juan was born in Genova, Italy and arrived in Mexico in 1647. It is believed that he entered El Nuevo Reino de Leon (Nuevo Leon) in 1650. Juan Bautista Chapa is considered to be the progenitor of the Chapa last name in Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Texas.

"This book contains eight generations of descendants of Juan Bautista Chapa and Beatriz Olivares de Treviño. Juan was born in Genova, Italy and arrived in Mexico in 1647.".

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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

Eight Generations of Descendants of Juan Bautista Chapa and Beatriz de Treviño. 1

Sources Pg. 222

Index of Individuals Pg. 271

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: https://lastnamesofnuevoleon.com/ 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 www.moisesgarza.com.

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