Francisco Varela

about 1778–before 5 June 1827 (Age 49)
Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Francisco

When Francisco Varela was born about 1778, in Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States, his father, Antonio German Varela, was 27 and his mother, Maria Antonia de la Concepcion Romero, was 26. He married Maria Dolores Fresquis on 9 October 1800, in Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died before 5 June 1827, at the age of 49, and was buried in Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States.

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Francisco Varela
Maria Dolores Fresquis
Marriage: 9 October 1800
Maria Geronima Varela
Maria Dolores Barela
Geronimo Varela
Juan Varela
Jose Felipe Varela
Maria Benita Barela
Jose Rafael Varela
Jose Manuel Barela
Maria Rafaela Varela

Spouse and Children

9 October 1800
Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States



    Geronimo Varela


    Juan Varela


    Jose Felipe Varela


    Maria Dolores Barela


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Antonio German Varela


    Maria Antonia de la Concepcion Romero




    Maria Antonia Varela


    Juan Crisostomo Varela



    Juan Miguel Varela


World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 5

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 16

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

1 Galician: habitational name from any of the places in Galicia named Varela, from a diminutive of vara ‘rod’, ‘stick’.2 Greek (Varelas): from Greek varela ‘barrel’, from Italian barella ‘barrel’. Accented on the final syllable, varelás is a metonymic occupational name for a cooper; with the accent on the middle syllable, varélas is a nickname for a large fat man.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Francisco Barela in entry for Maria De Jesus Medina, "New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918"
  • Francisco Varela in entry for Maria Teodora Medina, "New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918"
  • Francisco Barela in entry for Jose Manuel Barela, "New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918"

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