Juan Rafael Centeno Lopez

–1995
Rivas, Nicaragua

The Life of Juan Rafael

Juan Rafael Centeno Lopez died in 1995, in Rivas, Nicaragua.

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World Events (3)

1907

U.S. war ships take possession of the Fonseca Gulf.
1910

U.S. troops impose a puppet government in Nicaragua. Liberal President, José Santos Zelaya is forced out of office and Adolfo Díaz is made provisional president.
1912

Díaz requests U.S. military assistance to control civil unrest. Nicaraguans resist U.S. occupation and the national hero, Benjamin Zeledón dies.

Name Meaning

Spanish: from centeno ‘rye’ (Late Latin centenum, a derivative of centum ‘hundred’, so called as the plant was supposed to be capable of producing a hundred grains on each stalk). The a surname may have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or sold rye, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a field given over to the cultivation of this crop.

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

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