by Moises Garza

January 13, 2022

Tijerina Last Names of Nuevo Leon
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This 544-page book contains Eight generations of Tijerina focusing on the descendants of Gregorio Fernandez de Tijerina and Beatriz Gonzalez Hidalgo. Gregorio was born in the early 1600s and is believed that he arrived in El Nuevo Reino de Leon (Nuevo Leon) before 1625. He is considered to be the progenitor of the Tijerina surname in Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Texas. This book contains information from the 1640s through the early 1900s.

The parents of Gregorio are unknown. In the early 1630’s he married Beatriz Gonzalez Hidalgo the daughter of Captain Blas de la Garza and Beatriz Gonzalez Hidalgo. She adopted her mothers surname instead of that of her father, something common in those times.

From this marriage nine children were born: Andres, Gregorio, Leonor, Maria, Melchora, Micaela, Catalina, Nicolasa, Beatriz, Juana, and Margarita. As you can see, they had more daughters than sons and thus that is the reason that this book contains many descendants whose surnames are not Tijerina. Their daughters married with sons of other prominent families of Nuevo Leon and are also included in this book.

Gregorio is considered to be a conquistador and early settler of El Nuevo Reino de Leon. He was also a miner who made discoveries in Cerralvo and Cerro de las Mitras. He had several political post including Alcalde Mayor of Valle de las Salinas and Regidor of the city council of Monterrey.

Gregorio died on or before July 5, 1668 and Beatriz died on or before July 15, 1696, both are buried in the Cathedral of Monterrey.

I truly hope that you find this book useful in your research. Also keep in mind that this book is just a tool, it is still your responsibility to find copies of records and verify my work. In this, I have attempted to included citations for every fact listed in this book so that you may know where my information came from and for you to find records faster.

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since that is impossible, it only includes the ones that I have identified through documents, reliable published, and unpublished works.

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Description of Book by Amazon

This book contains six generations of the descendants of Bartolome Cuellar and Maria Gregoria Martinez. In 1750 they were among the thirty-nine founding families of Revilla later on known as Guerrero Viejo in present-day Tamaulipas. Their descendants thrived and can be found all over Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Texas, and beyond. This book contains genealogical information from the early 1700’s through the late 1800’s.

"This book contains six generations of the descendants of Bartolome Cuellar and Maria Gregoria Martinez".

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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 Gregorio Fernandez de Tijerina and Beatriz Gonzalez Hidalgo Pg. 1

Sources Pg. 376

Index of Individuals Pg. 485

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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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