Juana Ponce de Leon y Ponce de Leon

Femaleabout 1504–1527

Brief Life History of Juana

When Juana Ponce de Leon y Ponce de Leon was born about 1504, in Higüey, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic, her father, Don Juan Ponce de León y Figueroa, Governor of Puerto Rico, Adelantado of Florida, was 31 and her mother, Leonor Ponce de León y de Guzmán, was 26. She married Capt. Juan Garcias Troche Monroy on 27 September 1519, in San Juan, 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 24.

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Capt. Juan Garcias Troche Monroy
Juana Ponce de Leon y Ponce de Leon
Marriage: 27 September 1519
Leonor Troche Ponce
Don Juan Troche Ponce de León ll
María Troche Ponce de León

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  • Marriage
    27 September 1519San Juan, Puerto Rico
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    World Events (3)


    Age 4

    Spanish colonization begins.


    Age 5

    Ponce de Leon served as governor of Puerto Rico.


    Age 7

    Taínos rebelled against Spanish rule, but are forced to surrender or flee. Diego Columbus given control of the island.

    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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