When Rafael Y Galarza Y Torres was born in 1896, in Puerto Rico, his father, Jose Maria Galarza Y Figueroa, was 48 and his mother, Francisca Carolina Torres Y Cedeño, was 21. He had at least 1 son with Juana Ramona Orengo. He lived in Consejo, Guayanilla, Puerto Rico for about 10 years. He died on 10 October 1963, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, at the age of 67.
Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Luis, Jose, Juan, Carlos, Jesus, Miguel, Raul, Jorge, Julio, Guillermo, Ignacio, Javier.
Basque: Castilianized form of Galartza, a topographic name from galar ‘kindling, dead wood’ + the suffix -tza denoting abundance.