Cayetano Aguirre Herrera

7 August 1920–8 May 1991 (Age 70)
Guanaceví, Durango, Mexico

The Life of Cayetano

When Cayetano Aguirre Herrera was born on 7 August 1920, in Guanaceví, Durango, Mexico, his father, Aniceto Aguirre Lazcano, was 27 and his mother, Carmen Herrera, was 21. He married Amparo Medina in Santa Bárbara, Chihuahua, Mexico. He died on 8 May 1991, at the age of 70.

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Cayetano Aguirre Herrera
Amparo Medina

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Santa Bárbara, Chihuahua, Mexico

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World Events (8)


Age 3

United States recognizes Obregón government.

Age 4

Plutarco Elías Calles elected president.

Age 20

Manuel Ávila Camacho presidency. Mexico joins Allies in declaring war on Axis powers. PRM reorganized to provide wider representation and renamed Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional--PRI). Bracero (migrant Mexican worker) agreement established between Mexico and United States.

Name Meaning

Spanish form of Basque Agirre, a topographic name from Basque ager, agir ‘open space’, ‘pasture’. This is found as the first element of several place names, reflected in surnames such as Aguirrezabal(a) ‘broad open space’; the modern surname may be a shortening of any of these.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Cayetano Aguírre, "Mexico, Chihuahua, Civil Registration, 1861-1997"
  • Aniceto Aguirre in entry for Cayetano Aguirre Herrera, "Mexico, Chihuahua, Civil Registration, 1861-1997"
  • Cayetano Aguirre Herrera, "Mexico, Chihuahua, Civil Registration, 1861-1997"

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