When Maria Cayetana Elisa Lopez was born on 7 August 1896, in Salcajá, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, her father, Gustavo Rubio, was 30 and her mother, Leandra Lopez Cayas, was 23. She married Federico Ruano in 1914, in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 29 August 1938, in Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, at the age of 42.
Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Juan, Manuel, Carlos, Luis, Jesus, Francisco, Pedro, Miguel, Jorge, Raul, Ramon, Mario.
Spanish (López): patronymic from the medieval personal name Lope ‘wolf’. This is one of the commonest of all Spanish surnames. In the US, it is the twelfth most frequent surname. Compare De Lopez .
Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the Spanish surname (see 1 above) at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later), some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.
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