When Francisco Canales Barbera was born on 4 October 1615, in El Bonillo, Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, his father, Gabriel Gassallin Canales De Saldana, was 30 and his mother, Catalina Barbero, was 16. He married Angela Gassio on 14 August 1635, in Reus, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died about 1675, in his hometown, at the age of 61, and was buried in San Sebastián, Munera, Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Manuel, Ricardo, Jorge, Miguel, Carlos, Mario, Luis, Ruben, Armando, Enrique.
Spanish: habitational name from any of several places called Canales, from canales, plural of canal (see Canal ).