Lidia Lacan Xovin

10 July 1955–16 January 1994 (Age 38)
Patzicía, Chimaltenango, Guatemala

The Life of Lidia

When Lidia Lacan Xovin was born on 10 July 1955, in Patzicía, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, her father, Nazario Lacan, was 26 and her mother, Teresa Xovin Ajsivinac, was 26. She died on 16 January 1994, in her hometown, at the age of 38.

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Nazario Lacan
Teresa Xovin Ajsivinac
Lidia Lacan Xovin
Blanca Lacan Xovin

Parents and Siblings

    Nazario Lacan


    Teresa Xovin Ajsivinac





    Blanca Lacan Xovin


World Events (3)


Age 8

Colonel Enrique Peralta becomes president following the assassination of Castillo.

Age 21

A major earthquake struck Guatemala causing around 23,000 deaths and $700 million in damage.

Age 27

General Efrain Rios Montt seized power from Pres. Lucas Garcia. Under his 17-month rule the army burned Indian villages and killed thousands of suspected leftists. Montt established the Guatemalan Republican Front (FRG).

Name Meaning

1 New England form of French LePin, LesPins, from pin, ‘pine tree’, with the article le, plural les. This name illustrates the characteristic North American tendency to Americanize the spelling of French names and use the feminine definite article as a generic, i.e. la famille Pin.2 Slovenian: nickname from lapati ‘to babble’, from Slovenian dialect lap ‘throat’.

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

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