Lavina Graciela Zapata Choiseul-Praslin

Female23 May 1896–1 October 1996

Brief Life History of Lavina Graciela

Lavina Graciela Zapata Choiseul-Praslin was born on 23 May 1896, in Matagalpa, Matagalpa, Nicaragua as the daughter of Adolfo Zapata and Margarita Choiseul Praslin Arauz. She married Octavio Lacayo Sacasa. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 1 October 1996, at the age of 100, and was buried in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

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Octavio Lacayo Sacasa
Lavina Graciela Zapata Choiseul-Praslin
Armando Zapata Lacayo

Sources (2)

  • Graciela Zapata in entry for Humberto Belli Zapata, "Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013"
  • Graciela Zapata, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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    World Events (8)


    Age 11

    U.S. war ships take possession of the Fonseca Gulf.


    Age 14

    U.S. troops impose a puppet government in Nicaragua. Liberal President, José Santos Zelaya is forced out of office and Adolfo Díaz is made provisional president.


    Age 29

    When U.S. forces withdraw from Nicaragua, rebellions ensue. and the marines return to quell the disturbances.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Carlos, Luis, Manuel, Jesus, Miguel, Jaime, Jorge, Francisco, Julio, Mario.

    Spanish and Galician: possibly also a habitational name from any of the places in Pontevedra and Ávila called Zapata.

    Spanish: metonymic occupational name for a cobbler or shoemaker, from zapato ‘half boot’.

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

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