When Candelario Macías Hérnandez was born in 1888, in Puga, Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico, his father, Eduardo Macias Lopez, was 35 and his mother, Marcelina Lopez, was 28. He married Josefa Guzman Hernandez on 8 September 1936, in Santiago Ixcuintla, Santiago Ixcuintla, Nayarit, Mexico. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 9 April 1943, in his hometown, at the age of 55.
Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Jesus, Manuel, Carlos, Raul, Francisco, Luis, Mario, Ruben, Jorge, Roberto. Portuguese Paulo, Valentim.
Spanish (Macías) and Portuguese: from a variant of the personal name Matías (see Matthew ).