This 483-page book contains five generations of descendants of Marcos Alonso de la Garza and Juana de Treviño Quintanilla. Marcos entered Nuevo Reino de Leon (Nuevo Leon) well before 1610 since in that year he receives a land grant. Marcos Alonso de la Garza is considered to be the progenitor of the Garza last name in Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Texas.

He was born about 1560 in Lepe, Huelva, Spain. He came to Mexico and resided in Mexico city where he probably married Juana de Treviño Quintanilla. He later on moved to Guadiana (Durango), Nueva Viscaya. In 1590 he was in the mining town of Mapimi and later on he lived in Saltillo. Don Israel Cavazos Garza stated that Marcos arrived in El Nuevo Reino de Leon in the early 1600’s with Captain Diego Rodriguez. He also states that Marcos settled near Cerralvo in the Mojarras river in a place named Villaseca located in the Sierra of Papagayos.

His wife Juana de Treviño Quintanilla was the daughter of Diego de Treviño and Beatriz de Quintanilla. To date I have identified only seven children of theirs. I have also found references that state that Marcos was married a second time to Catalina Martinez. I have yet to find any valid proof of this marriage or any children of theirs.

I believe that Marcos Alonso died between 1616 and 1634.

This book is an attempt to document the descendants of Marcos Alonso de la Garza and Juana de Treviño Quintanilla and even at 483 pages, there are many more to be discovered. Research is a never ending endeavor.

Use the buttons below to tell your friends and family that you are a proud descendant of Marcos Alonso de la Garza. At the same time you will be spreading the word about our Garza book. A huge thank you in advance, you are the best! - Moises Garza

Garza Last Names of Nuevo Leon


Book Details

Series: Last Names of Nuevo Leon (Book 9)
Paperback: 483 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1091032076
ISBN-13: 978-1091032071
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.1 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 3 pounds