Maria Josefa Castellanos

about 1784–
San Martín Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango, Guatemala

The Life of Maria Josefa

Maria Josefa Castellanos was born about 1784, in San Martín Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango, Guatemala. She had at least 2 daughters.

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Age 87

A number of liberal dictators ruled Guatemala. They promoted economic growth. They also encouraged foreigners to immigrate to the country.

Age 89

Guatemala ruled by liberal President Justo Rufino Barrios, who modernises the country, develops the army and introduces coffee growing.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish: habitational name from any of numerous places called Castellanos, denoting a ‘place founded or inhabited by Castilians’.2 Greek (Kastellanos): topographic name from an adjectival derivative of kastello ‘castle’ (from Late Latin castellum, a diminutive of castrum ‘fort’, ‘Roman walled city’).

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Maria Josefa Castellanos - Church record: birth-name: Maria Josefa Castellanos

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