Alfonso Faustino Herrera


Brief Life History of Alfonso Faustino

Alfonso Faustino Herrera was born in 1910, in Granada, Granada, Nicaragua. He died in 1985, in Villa el Carmen, Managua, Nicaragua, at the age of 75.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Alfonso Faustino Herrera - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Alfonso Faustino Herrera

World Events (3)


Age 0

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 2

Díaz requests U.S. military assistance to control civil unrest. Nicaraguans resist U.S. occupation and the national hero, Benjamin Zeledón dies.


Age 4

Nicaraguan president, Emiliano Chamorro signs the Bryan-Chamorro Treaty with the U.S. administration.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Manuel, Carlos, Jesus, Luis, Jorge, Francisco, Raul, Rafael, Mario, Roberto.

Spanish: habitational name from any of various places in the provinces of Seville and Badajoz named Herrera, from a word meaning ‘iron smithy, blacksmith's forge’ (a derivative of hierro ‘iron’, Latin ferrum). In the US, it is also found among Native Americans (Pueblos) in NM. Compare De Herrera and Errera .

Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the Spanish surname (see 1 above) at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later), some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.

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

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