María Silvestra Amaya Lopez

2 January 1815–
Zapatoca, Santander, Colombia

The Life of María Silvestra

When María Silvestra Amaya Lopez was born on 2 January 1815, in Zapatoca, Santander, Colombia, her father, Juan Bautista Amaya, was 38 and her mother, Juana Vicenta Lopez, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Juan Bautista Amaya
Juana Vicenta Lopez
María Ricarda Amaya Lopez
Maria Vicenta Amaya López
Ramón Amaya Lopez
María Silvestra Amaya Lopez
José Manuel Amaya Lopez
María Vicenta de los Dolores Amaya Lopez

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World Events (3)


Age 4

Battle of Boyaca. General Simon Bolivar defeats royalist forces. The Republic of Colombia (also known as Gran Colombia) is proclaimed, consisting of Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador.

Age 4

Colombia gains its independence from Spain.

Age 20

Slavery is abolished.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish: habitational name, from the name of a mountain and an ancient city in the province of Burgos, probably derived from Basque amai ‘end’+ the article suffix -a.2 Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘heavenly valley’. It is pronounced Amaya or Amagai in eastern Japan and Amatani in western Japan.

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

Sources (1)

  • Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014;

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