Gregorio Varela Umaña

about 1720–
Cartago, Costa Rica

The Life of Gregorio

When Gregorio Varela Umaña was born about 1720, in Cartago, Costa Rica, his father, Blas de Barela Santiago, was 40 and his mother, Juana de Umaña, was 40. He married Nicolasa Astorga de Rojas on 20 June 1744, in Cartago, Cartago, Costa Rica. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Gregorio Varela Umaña
1720–
Nicolasa Astorga de Rojas
1722–
Marriage: 20 June 1744
Theresa Josefa Barela Rojas
1746–1829
Blas Varela Rojas
1752–1789

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 June 1744
Cartago, Cartago, Costa Rica
children

(2)

    Theresa Josefa Barela Rojas

    Female1746–1829Female

    Blas Varela Rojas

    Male1752–1789Male

Parents and Siblings

    Blas de Barela Santiago

    Male1680–Male

    Juana de Umaña

    Female1680–Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

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)

  • Gregorio Barela in entry for Blas Nicolas Barela, "Costa Rica Baptisms, 1700-1915"
  • Gregorio Barela in entry for Theresa Josefa Barela, "Costa Rica Baptisms, 1700-1915"
  • Gregorio Barrela, "Costa Rica Marriages, 1750-1920"

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