Brief Life History of Dominga

When Dominga CORDERO was born in 1886, in Fajardo, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, her father, Manuel CORDERO, was 31 and her mother, Tomasa LOPEZ, was 28. She had at least 1 daughter with Rafael Esquilin Ramos. She died in 1986, in her hometown, at the age of 100, and was buried in Fajardo, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

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Rafael Esquilin Ramos
Maria Esquilín y Cordero

Sources (2)

  • Dominga Cordero, "Puerto Rico, Registro Civil, 1805-2001"
  • Dominga Cordero, "Puerto Rico, Registro Civil, 1805-2001"

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World Events (6)


Under the Treaty of Paris, Puerto Rico is ceded by the Spanish to the U.S. at the end of the Spanish-American War.


U.S. Congress institutes civil government in Puerto Rico under the Foraker Act. U.S. maintains strict control over island affairs, prompting demands for more local control.


Jones Act grants U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Carlos, Juan, Luis, Manuel, Francisco, Jesus, Pedro, Rafael, Ana, Miguel, Ramon.


from cordero ‘young lamb’ (from Latin cordarius, a derivative of cordus ‘young, new’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, or alternatively a nickname meaning ‘lamb’.

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

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