Simon Tadeo Peña Vargas

Brief Life History of Simon Tadeo

When Simon Tadeo Peña Vargas was born in 1864, in Loreto, Peru, his father, Blas Esteban Peña, was 28 and his mother, Gabina Paula Vargas, was 4. He married Maria Laura Medina on 22 December 1886, in Callao, Callao, Callao, Peru. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 1 September 1910, at the age of 46, and was buried in Lima, Lima, Peru.

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Simon Tadeo Peña Vargas
Maria Laura Medina
Marriage: 22 December 1886
Celinda Peña
Simon Absalon Pena Medina
Maria Hipólita Adelina Peña Medina

Sources (9)

  • Simeon T Pena, "Peru Marriages, 1600-1940"
  • Simon F Peña in entry for Maria Hipólita Adelina Peña Medina, "Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996"
  • Simón Tadeo Peña, "Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996"

World Events (3)


Peruvian-Spanish war. Peru wins war with Spain.


Peru and Bolivia are defeated by Chile during the Pacific War in which Peru loses territory in the south to Chile.


Spain recognizes the independence of Peru.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Manuel, Carlos, Luis, Jesus, Pedro, Mario, Ramon, Francisco, Miguel, Rafael. Portuguese Ligia, Marcio, Omero, Paulo.

Spanish and Asturian-Leonese (Peña): topographic name for someone who lived near a crag or cliff, from peña ‘rock, boulder’, or a habitational name from any of numerous places called (La) Peña. Compare De la Pena , De Pena , and Lapena 1.

Portuguese, Galician, and Catalan: habitational name from any of numerous places called Pena or A Pena ‘rock, boulder’. Compare Lapena 2.

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

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