by Moises Garza

May 28, 2020

Ignacio Guerra Canamar
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the 1701 death record of Ignacio Guerra Cañamar who died December 7, 1701 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He is my eighth great grandfather.

Ignacio was the son of Antonio Guerra Cañamal and Luisa Hernandez de Rio Frio. He first married Maria de la Garza Cavazos the daughter of Juan Cavazos and Elena de la Garza.

His second marriage was to Maria Catalina Fernandez de Tijerina the daughter of Gregorio Fernandez de Tijerina and Beatriz Gonzalez Hidalgo.

Believe it or not I am a descendant of his from both marriages.

Next month I will publish a book titled "Guerra: Last Names of Nuevo Leon" and it will be based on the descendants of Ignacio since he is considered to be the progenitor of the Guerra surname in Nuevo Leon.

Here is the transcritpion to the above record.

Transcription of Death Record of Ignacio Guerra Cañamar

Cappn Ygn.cio Gue

En siete de Dice. de mil setess. y un as. murio el Cappn. Ygnacio Guerra
Escribano qe fue desta Ciudad Esposo de Ma. Fernandez
aviendo recevido los Sans. Sacrams. de Eucharista. y Extrema Un
cion. Testo ante el mismo, como Escrivano. Semando enterrar
en el Convento de Sr. Sn. Franco de esta Ciudad con Vigilia y
missa de cuerpo presente: dexo qe se le dixeron dos novenarios de
missas rezadas, uno en dho Convento, y otro en la Parrochia.
Qe le mandaron decir sus hijos. Dexo a las madas forsosas, a
dos Rls. y a la Casa sta. de Jerusalem y redempsion de _____, as.
po. y pra. qe conste lo firme -

Joseph Guaxardo

If  he is also one of your ancestors please let me know how you are related to him in the comments of this blog post.

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Here is the link to the marriage record of Ignacio Guerra and Maria Catalina Fernandez.


  • FamilySearch: Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981, "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Monterrey > Catedral > Defunciones 1668-1752 > image 72 of 368; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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  1. I too am a descendent of both by the marriage of Maria Julia Guerra Trevino, descendent of Maria Cavazos to Jose de los Angeles Guerra, descendent of Catalina Fernandez and my direct paternal ancestor.

  2. My name is Martha R Guerra Carrizales. I am descended from Captain Ignacio Guerra Cañamar through Jose Martin Guerra and Maria de la Dolores Guerra Guerra. Jose Martin and Maria Dolores shared a common ancestor who was Captain Ignacio Guerra Canamar (their 4X great-grandfather).Jose Martin is descended from Andres and Maria Dolores is descended from Antonio.
    My dad's name was Felix Perez Guerra.

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