When Domingo Medina was born in 1899, in Michoacan, Mexico, his father, José Romualdo Juan Medina Gutiérrez., was 55 and his mother, Catarina Piñón, was 49. He married Macaria Gonzalez Perez in 1922, in San Nicolás Tumbastatiro (Cañada de Abajo), Morelos, Michoacan, Mexico. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 31 July 1942, in Santiago Undameo, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, at the age of 43, and was buried in Santiago Undameo, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico.
Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Manuel, Luis, Carlos, Jesus, Francisco, Pedro, Miguel, Ramon, Mario, Rafael. Portuguese Lidio, Ligia, Anatolio, Duarte, Joao.
Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of several places, as for example Medina-Sidonia in Cádiz province and Medina del Campo in Valladolid province, so called from Arabic madīna ‘city’.
Jewish (Sephardic): also an 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 Catholic.