Jose Lino Herrera Contreras

Amatitlán, Guatemala, Guatemala

The Life of Jose Lino

When Jose Lino Herrera Contreras was born in 1811, in Amatitlán, Guatemala, Guatemala, his father, Tomas Herrera Vasquez, was 31 and his mother, Maria SanDiego Contreras Gonzalez, was 29. He married Maria Viviana Pereira on 19 September 1836, in Amatitlán, Guatemala, Guatemala. He died in his hometown.

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Jose Lino Herrera Contreras
Maria Viviana Pereira
Marriage: 19 September 1836

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19 September 1836
Amatitlán, Guatemala, Guatemala

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World Events (3)


Age 60

A number of liberal dictators ruled Guatemala. They promoted economic growth. They also encouraged foreigners to immigrate to the country.

Age 62

Guatemala ruled by liberal President Justo Rufino Barrios, who modernises the country, develops the army and introduces coffee growing.

Age 95

The United States company called the United Fruit Company (now Chiquita Brands International) began developing banana plantations in Guatemala.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from villages so called in the provinces of Seville and Badajoz, from a word meaning ‘iron smithy’, ‘blacksmith's forge’ (a derivative of hierro ‘iron’, Latin ferrum).2 French: habitational name from the Gascon form of Ferrière, a place in Pyrénées-Atlantique. The place name is derived from Latina ferraria ‘iron-mine’, ‘iron-forge’.

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

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  • Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977;

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