Primitiva Ergueta

Brief Life History of Primitiva

When Primitiva Ergueta was born in 1879, in La Paz, Pedro Domingo Murillo, La Paz, Bolivia, her father, Filandro Ergueta, was 24 and her mother, Aurora Chavez, was 22. She married Jose R. Novillo Montaño on 26 July 1908, in La Paz, Pedro Domingo Murillo, La Paz, Bolivia. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 22 August 1942, in her hometown, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Jose R. Novillo Montaño
Primitiva Ergueta
Marriage: 26 July 1908
Jose Luis Novillo
Ana Rosa Novillo Ergueta
Graciela Novillo Ergueta
Raul Novillo Ergueta
Mercedes Elena Novillo Ergueta

Sources (7)

  • Bolivia, Marriage record of Primitiva Ergueta and Jose R. Novillo
  • Primitiva Ergueta, "Bolivia, registros parroquiales, 1566-1996"
  • Primitiva Erqueta en el registro de Mercedes Elena Novillo Erqueta, "Bolivia, registros parroquiales, 1566-1996"

World Events (4)


Bolivia becomes landlocked after losing mineral-rich, coastal territory in the Atacama to Chile.


Bolivia loses the rubber-rich province of Acre to Brazil.


Rebellion by indigenous peoples.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Carlos, Mario, Julio, Luis, Francisco, Juan, Santos, Ana, Manuel, Jorge, Ramon.

Basque: altered form of Elgueta, itself a Castilianized form of Elgeta, a habitational name from Elgeta (in Castilian: Elgueta) in Gipuzkoa province, Basque Country (Spain). This surname, which is most common in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, is very rare in the Basque Country. Compare Argeta .

History: The surname Argueta was apparently first brought to America by Hernando de Elgueta/Argueta, who in the early 16th century took part in the conquest of Mexico with Hernán Cortés.

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

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