When Antonio Barrera de la Garza was christened on 5 February 1807, in San Juan Bautista, Santiago, Nuevo León, Mexico, his father, José Francisco Barrera González, was 36 and his mother, María Rosalía Anastacia de la Garza Treviño, was 20. He married Eleonor Gonzalez Rodriguez on 8 November 1852, in San Juan Bautista, Santiago, Nuevo León, Mexico. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.
Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Carlos, Manuel, Jorge, Jesus, Mario, Luis, Roberto, Pedro, Alfredo, Miguel. Portuguese Anatolio, Catarina.
Spanish and Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived near a gate or fence, from barrera ‘barrier’, or a habitational name from one of the numerous places called Barrera, named with the same word.
Spanish: topographic name for someone who lived by a clay pit, Spanish barrera, barrero (a derivative of barro ‘mud, clay’).
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