Juan Agaton Amaya

9 January 1793–
Chihuahua, Mexico

The Life of Juan Agaton

When Juan Agaton Amaya was born on 9 January 1793, in Chihuahua, Mexico, his father, Jose Maria Amaya Frias, was 35 and his mother, María Josefa Sánchez Domínguez, was 30.

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Jose Maria Amaya Frias
María Josefa Sánchez Domínguez
Joseph Ysidoro Amaya Sanchez
Maria Nicanora Amaya Sanchez
Juan Agaton Amaya
Juan José Francisco Pasqual Amaya
Josefa Amaya
Maria de los Angeles Refugio Amaya

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World Events (8)


Age 28

Colonization grant given to Moses Austin to settle Texas. Plan of Iguala proclaims Mexican independence. Augustín de Iturbide and Spanish envoy sign Treaty of Córdoba recognizing Mexico's independence. treaty not honored by Spanish government, however.

Age 29

Army of the Three Guarantees occupies Mexico City under Iturbide's command. Iturbide becomes emperor of Mexico as Agustín I. Iturbide deposed, and republic proclaimed by Antonio López de Santa Anna Pérez de Lebrón.

Age 31

Federal republican government is established under new constitution. Guerrero becomes president.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish: habitational name, from the name of a mountain and an ancient city in the province of Burgos, probably derived from Basque amai ‘end’+ the article suffix -a.2 Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘heavenly valley’. It is pronounced Amaya or Amagai in eastern Japan and Amatani in western Japan.

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

Sources (3)

  • Juan Agaton Amaya, "México, Chihuahua, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1632-1958"
  • Bautismo Maria Jpha Theodocia Sanchez Dominguez, 1772
  • Bautismo Jph. Ysidoro Tiburcio Amaya Sanchez Abril 1789

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