Segundo Serafin Garofalo Mestanza

Male12 January 1915–18 January 1999

Brief Life History of Segundo Serafin

When Segundo Serafin Garofalo Mestanza was born on 12 January 1915, in San Vicente, San Miguel, Bolívar, Ecuador, his father, Nicolas Garofalo Ortiz, was 42 and his mother, Rosa Abigail Mestanza Torres, was 25. He married Aurelia Zenaida Medrano Monar about 1940, in San Miguel, Bolívar, Ecuador. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 18 January 1999, in his hometown, at the age of 84.

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Segundo Serafin Garofalo Mestanza
Aurelia Zenaida Medrano Monar
Marriage: about 1940
Luis Roberto Garofalo Medrano
Segunda Zenaida Garofalo Medrano
Angel M. Garofalo Medrano

Sources (1)

  • Serafín Garofalo Mestanza, Segundo, "Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1940San Miguel, Bolívar, Ecuador
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 26

    Peru invades the Amazonian of El Oro. The two countries go to war. Contention continues through much of the 20th century.


    Age 33

    Banana trade brings prosperity.


    Age 48

    Military rule begins.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Italian Angelo, Salvatore, Mario, Sal, Carmine, Gasper, Alfonso, Giovanni, Santo, Antonino, Antonio, Camillo, Domenic, Fausto, Fernando, Roberto, Rosario.

    Italian (southern): from garofalo ‘carnation’, from Greek karyophyllon, standard Italian garofano. This is presumably a nickname for one who habitually sported a carnation, a topographic name for someone who lived where carnations grew, or a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of these flowers. Compare Garofano and Garofolo .

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

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