by Moises Garza

June 13, 2019

Gonzalez - Last Names of Nuevo Leon
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

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

Based on research by Tomas Mendirichaga I determined that the first Gonzalez to arrive in Nuevo Leon was Marcos Gonzalez. Turns out that he and his wife Mariana Navarro are my 11th great grandparents.

This book covers The Gonzalez Hidalgo one of the four major Gonzalez lines that can be found in Nuevo Leon.

The parents of Marcos Gonzalez are Juan Gonzalez and Maria Lombrera. He married Mariana Navarro the daughter of Juan Navarro and Maria Rodriguez de Sosa. He married again to Maria Gutierrez de Olea.

Genealogist Tomas Mendirichaga Cueva states that Marcos Gonzalez was one of the oldest colonists of El Nuevo Reino de Leon where he did and married all of his children. He did in the early part of 1642.

Marcos Gonzalez was Alcade (mayor) Ordinario of Monterrey in 1624. It is also interesting to note that his children adopted the last name of Hidalgo after Gonzalez and it is unknown as to where it came from.

This book is an attempt to document the descendants of Marcos Gonzalez and Mariana Navarro. Even at 383 pages, there are many more to be discovered. Research is a never ending endeavor.

This book is about nine generations of their descendants and covers the time period of the 1600s through the middle 1800s. It is 383 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since that is impossible, it only includes the ones that I have identified through documents, reliable published, and unpublished works.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 Gonzalez Book

Description of Gonzalez Book by Amazon

This book contains five generations of the descendants of Marcos Gonzalez and Mariana Navarro. It is believed that he entered Nuevo Reino de Leon (Nuevo Leon) in before May 25, 1603, since on that date he was granted land, in “Los Llanos de El Topo” nowadays Topo Chico, by Governor Diego de Montemayor. Marcos Gonzalez is considered to be the progenitor of the Gonzalez last name in Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Texas.

"This book contains five generations of the descendants of Marcos Gonzalez and Mariana Navarro".

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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

Five Generations of Descendants of Marcos Gonzalez and Mariana Navarro Pg. 1

Sources Pg. 261

Index of Individuals Pg. 335

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

I have created 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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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. Thank you for your help a couple of years ago in providing me with information on my MonteMayor line. I did purchase 2 books from you, the MonteMayor and the Founding Families of Monterrey.
    I would like to purchase the Gonzales book, but I need to know if you have these particular Gonzales lines. Francisco Xabier MonteMayor married a Maria Rita Gonzales and his father, Jose Andres MonteMayor married a Maria del Refugio Gonzales. So, are these ladies and their ancestors included in this book? Thanks.

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