Alfonso Arucha

1930–2010 (Age 80)
Izalco, Sonsonate, El Salvador

The Life of Alfonso

Alfonso Arucha was born about 1930, in Izalco, Sonsonate, El Salvador. He died about 5 December 2010, in his hometown, at the age of 80.

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World Events (3)

1969

Age 39

El Salvador fights a brief war with Honduras. Thousands of Salvadoran illegal immigrants are evicted from Honduras. El Salvador retaliates.
1977

Age 47

Anti-government guerrilla activities intensify. Reports of increased human rights violations by government troops and death squads. General Carlos Romero is elected president.
1977

Age 47

Jesuit priest Rutilio Grande, S. J. is assassinated by a death squad.

Name Meaning

Spanish (and Portuguese): possibly from the Basque occupational name Arotxa, Arotza, from arotz (arotx) ‘smith’, ‘carpenter’ + the article suffix -a, or alternatively a topographic from a rocha ‘the rock’ (with the Portuguese or Galician article). This name is chiefly associated with the Canary Islands.

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

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