Juana Ponce de León y Ponce de León

Brief Life History of Juana

When Juana Ponce de León y Ponce de León was born in 1500, in La Altagracia, Dominican Republic, her father, Conquistador, Capitan y Gobernador de Puerto Rico Juan Ponce de León, was 26 and her mother, Beatriz de Luna y Ponce de Leon, was 23. She married García Troche de Monroy in 1523, in Puerto Rico. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1527, in Parroquia San Juan Bautista, Maricao, Maricao, Puerto Rico, at the age of 27.

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Family Time Line

García Troche de Monroy
Juana Ponce de León y Ponce de León
Marriage: 1523
Leonor Troche y Ponce de León
Troche y Ponce de Leon
Don Juan Garcia Troche y Ponce de León ll
María Troche y Ponce de León

Sources (3)

  • Juan Ponce de Leon, pasajero a Indias
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Ancestry Family Trees

World Events (3)


The Spanish Crown permitted export of slaves to America.


Spanish colonization begins.


Ponce de Leon served as governor of Puerto Rico.

Name Meaning

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

Spanish and French: from the medieval personal name Ponce, ultimately from Pontius, a Roman surname, perhaps an ethnic name for someone from Pontus (named from Greek pontos ‘ocean’) in Asia Minor, or an Italic cognate of Latin Quintus ‘fifth’ (i.e. ‘fifth-born’). The name was borne by two 3rd-century Christian saints, a Carthaginian deacon and a martyr of Nice, but was not widely popular in the Middle Ages because of the inhibiting influence of the even more famous Pontius Pilate. In some cases though, the surname may have been originally used for someone who had played the part of this character in a religious play.

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

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