Maria Balvaneda Mares

Brief Life History of Maria Balvaneda

When Maria Balvaneda Mares was born before 8 February 1770, in Santa Fe, Nuevo México, Viceroyalty of New Spain, her father, Cristobal Mares, was 26 and her mother, Juana Paula Garcia, was 21. She married Juan Antonio Armijo on 5 November 1792, in Santa Fe, Nuevo México, Viceroyalty of New Spain. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Juan Antonio Armijo
1767–
Maria Balvaneda Mares
1770–
Marriage: 5 November 1792
Maria de la Nieves Armijo
1790–
Maria de los Nieves Armijo
1796–
Maria Josefa Luciana Armijo
1797–1880
Maria Dolores Armijo
1812–
Antonio Joseph Armijo
Juan Felipe Pena Armijo
1798–1863
Maria de la Encarnacion Armijo
1800–
Jose Maria Armijo
1802–
Maria Simona Armijo
1804–
Maria Manuela Armijo
1806–
Maria de la Luz Armijo
1807–
Antonio Jose Armijo
1808–
Maria Rafaela Armijo
1823–

Sources (2)

  • Maria Baluaneda Mares, "New Mexico, Births and Christenings, 1726-1918"
  • Santa Fe - Baptisms - St. Francis of Assisi - Vol 1 - 5 Sep 1747-17 July 1791 - NMGS

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Manuel, Francisco, Jesus, Luis, Mario, Ruben, Arturo, Guadalupe, Rafael, Ramon.

Catalan (Marès, also Marés): topographic name from Catalan marès ‘by the sea’.

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Le Marais-la-Chapelle (Calvados), Marais-Vernier (Eure), or various other minor places in northern France named with Old French marais, Norman-Picard marese ‘marsh’.

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

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