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  • Mendoza (deceased)
    _____ MENDOZA16 was born (date unknown). Spouse: Ursula de TREVIÑO. Ursula de TREVIÑO and _____ MENDOZA were married. Children were: Maria de MENDOZA.
  • Agnes Barnett (1848 - 1915)
    census 1881 The Jewish Chronicle - Apr 9 1915 BARNETT.—On Wednesday, the 31st of March, at 72. Sandringham-road, Dalston, N.E., Agnes, aged 67. dearly beloved wife of Bearon Barnett, mother of Aaron...
  • Aldonza Enríquez de Mendoza (c.1418 - d.)
    Aldonza Enriquez c. 1390 Parents Father: Alfonso Enriquez de Castilla, señor de Medina de Rio Seco * 1354 Mother: Juana de Mendoza y Ayala * c. 1360 Marriages Rodrigo Osorio, señor de Ca...
  • D. Aldonza de Mendoza, señora de Cogolludo (b. - 1435)
    Aldonza de Mendoza (ca. 1380 - 1435) era hija del primer matrimonio entre Diego Hurtado de Mendoza y María Enríquez de Castilla, hija bastarda de Enrique II y hermanastra de Iñigo López de Mendoza, mar...

About the Mendoza surname

I have found that the surname Mendoza is probably of Spanish origen. It means frigid mountain, probably due to the region they lived in. There are stories about how some Mendozas helped the Monarchy of the time by fighting the Moors and running them out of Spain. One Mendoza came to Mexico in the 15th century and became an Archibishop, well loved by the people because of his kind nature to the natives, while most Spaniards of his time were cruel and opressive. I believe he helped establish the Guadalajara region. My husband's family is Mendoza, from his Dad's father. They came from the Sonora, Mex. region. There were other explorers who came into different areas of Mexico, while some traveled inland to explore new areas of the so-called Nueva Espana. We have not been able to establish a connection to anyone in particular.