When Jose Simon Santiago was born on 25 October 1833, in Cosoleacaque, Veracruz, Mexico, his father, Diego Santiago, was 25 and his mother, Maria Pascuala HERNANDEZ, was 23. He married Maria Nicolasa RODRIGUEZ on 29 June 1849, in Cosoleacaque, Veracruz, Mexico. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died before 1890, and was buried in Hidalgotitlán, Veracruz, Mexico.
Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Luis, Carlos, Angel, Miguel, Manuel, Pedro, Julio, Rafael, Ramon, Roberto. Portuguese Joao, Paulo, Gonsalo, Joaquim, Ligia, Wenceslao.
Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish: habitational name from any of numerous places so named from the dedication of their churches to Saint James (Sant Iago). The apostle Saint James the Greater is the patron saint of Spain; there is a medieval legend that, after the death of Christ, he did not meet a speedy end under Herod Agrippa, but visited and evangelized the Iberian peninsula. His alleged burial site at Compostela has been a place of pilgrimage from all over Europe for over a thousand years. See also Sandiego .