by Moises Garza

August 11, 2022

Analysis of Montemorelos Church Marriage Records 1712-1945
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

Here is an analysis of the first record set for Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. They are the church Marriage records from 1712-1945.

After extracting the marriage records and entering them into a Gedcom database I was able to analyze them. On the left column you will find the analysis of unmerged families and individuals. What I mean by unmerged is that the people that appear in multiple records have not been merged with each other. So if a person appears in ten different records he is counted as 10 different persons.

On the right column you will find the final analysis after all the persons have been merged and families have been recreated using only the church marriages.

Raw Analysis: Unmerged People

Number of Individuals: 52120
Number of Marriages: 26109 (parents of couples also counted as marriages)

Gender Distribution:

Male 26059 (50.00%)
Female 26059 (50.00%)
Unknown 0 ( 0.00%)

Number of distinct last names: 3401

Most Common Last Names:

Last Name Number (%)
Cantu 1200 ( 2.30%)
Cavazos 403 ( 0.77%)
Chavez 348 ( 0.67%)
Davila 355 ( 0.68%)
De La Cruz 785 ( 1.51%)
De La Garza 728 ( 1.40%)
De Leon 321 ( 0.62%)
Espinoza 364 ( 0.70%)
Flores 345 ( 0.66%)
Garcia 2474 ( 4.75%)
Garza 435 ( 0.83%)
Gomez 559 ( 1.07%)
Gonzalez 1813 ( 3.48%)
Guerrero 367 ( 0.70%)
Hernandez 1406 ( 2.70%)
Lopez 499 ( 0.96%)
Martinez 1555 ( 2.98%)
Perez 940 ( 1.80%)
Ramirez 722 ( 1.39%)
Ramos 348 ( 0.67%)
Reyes 720 ( 1.38%)
Rios 525 ( 1.01%)
Rodriguez 2192 ( 4.21%)
Salazar 777 ( 1.49%)
Sanchez 806 ( 1.55%)
Silva 468 ( 0.90%)
Torres 763 ( 1.46%)
Trevino 446 ( 0.86%)
Valdez 374 ( 0.72%)
Vasquez 347 ( 0.67%)

Final Analysis: Merged People

Number of Individuals: 40247
Number of Marriages: 20565 (parents of couples also counted as marriages)

Gender Distribution

Male 20125 (50.01%)
Female 20120 (49.99%)
Unknown 0 ( 0.00%)

Number of distinct last names: 3217

Most Common Last Names:

Last Name Number (%)
Cantu 805 ( 2.00%)
Cavazos 275 ( 0.68%)
Chavez 253 ( 0.63%)
Davila 240 ( 0.60%)
De La Cruz 633 ( 1.57%)
De La Garza 522 ( 1.30%)
De Leon 254 ( 0.63%)
Espinoza 260 ( 0.65%)
Flores 286 ( 0.71%)
Garcia 1831 ( 4.55%)
Garza 346 ( 0.86%)
Gomez 402 ( 0.00%)
Gonzalez 1406 ( 3.49%)
Guerrero 277 ( 0.69%)
Hernandez 1083 ( 2.69%)
Lopez 359 ( 0.89%)
Martinez 1168 ( 2.90%)
Perez 691 ( 1.72%)
Ramirez 539 ( 1.34%)
Ramos 266 ( 0.66%)
Reyes 561 ( 1.39%)
Rios 375 ( 0.93%)
Rodriguez 1655 ( 4.11%)
Salazar 575 ( 1.43%)
Sanchez 587 ( 1.46%)
Silva 320 ( 0.80%)
Torres 564 ( 1.40%)
Trevino 321 ( 0.80%)
Valdez 285 ( 0.71%)
Vasquez 276 ( 0.69%)

As you can see from the above. Merging the individuals to recreate the families took care of almost 12,000 duplicate person and over 5,500 marriages.

After merging we also get to see the size of families and here they are.

# Kids    # Marriages
   0         11186 (54.39%)
   1         7632 (37.11%)
   2         1203 ( 5.85%)
   3         360 ( 1.75%)
   4         138 ( 0.67%)
   5         32 ( 0.16%)
   6         9 ( 0.04%)
   7         3 ( 0.01%)
   8         2 ( 0.01%)

On my next blog post I will provide you with the analysis of the baptism records for Montemorelos.

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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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