When Rafaela Rosana Martínez Méndez was born on 24 October 1889, in Lavalleja, Uruguay, her father, Francisco Domingo Martínez Carrasco, was 36 and her mother, Maria Mendez Pereira, was 26.
Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Manuel, Carlos, Luis, Jesus, Francisco, Pedro, Miguel, Raul, Mario, Jorge, Roberto, Ruben. Portuguese Ligia, Paulo, Armanda, Catarina, Gonsalo, Marcio, Wenceslao, Anatolio, Godofredo, Lidio, Sil, Zulmira.
Spanish (Martínez): patronymic from the personal name Martin . This surname has also been established in southern Italy since the period of Spanish dominance there. In the US, it is the tenth most frequent surname. Compare De Martinez .