by Moises Garza

September 23, 2021

Leal: Last Names of Nuevo Leon
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

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

This 522-page book contains Eight generations of Leal focusing on the descendants of Antonio Leal de Leon and Juana Josefa Gonzalez Hidalgo. Antonio was born about 1645 in El Nuevo Reino de Leon (Nuevo Leon). He is considered to be the progenitor of the Leal surname in Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Texas. This book contains information from the 1640s through the early 1900s.

The parents of Antonio Leal are Alonso de Leon and Juana Josefa Gonzalez. Unlike his brothers and sisters he adopted the Leal surname from his maternal grandfather. He married Josefa Gonzalez Hidalgo in about the early 1670s. She is the daughter of Bernabe Gonzalez Hidalgo and Leonor Gutierrez Garcia.

The parents of Antonio came from Huichapan in the present state of Hidalgo. I mention this since in 1635, another Antonio Leal along with his brothers came to settle in what is now Nuevo Leon and they also came from Huichapan. It is unknow if they left any descendants with the surname Leal, but it is very possible that these Leal were brothers of Antonio’s mother Juana.

Antonio was a military man and participated in many, along with his brother Alonso de Leon, campaigns of pacification starting in the 1660s. He was also the high mayor of Cadereyta in 1683.

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since that is impossible, it only includes the ones that I have identified through documents, reliable published, and unpublished works.

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This 522-page book contains Eight generations of Leal focusing on the descendants of Antonio Leal de Leon and Juana Josefa Gonzalez Hidalgo. Antonio was born about 1645 in El Nuevo Reino de Leon (Nuevo Leon). He is considered to be the progenitor of the Leal surname in Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Texas. This book contains information from the 1640s through the early 1900s.

"This 522-page book contains Eight generations of Leal focusing on the descendants of Antonio Leal de Leon and Juana Josefa Gonzalez Hidalgo".

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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 Antonio Leal de Leon and Juana Josefa Gonzalez Hidalgo Pg. 1

Sources Pg. 344

Index of Individuals Pg. 468

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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 www.moisesgarza.com.

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