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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.
  • Aaron 'Mordechai' Mendoza, [Convict "Duncan" 1840] (1817 - 1883)
    AU BDM==*Marriage NSW**Registration number: 379/1873 **Groom's Family Name: MENDOZA**Groom's Given Name(s): AARON**Bride's Family Name(s): BECKMANN**Bride's Given Name(s): CHRISTINA**District: SYDNEY==...
  • Agnes Hagar Israel Barnett (1848 - 1915)
    census 1881 Jewish Chronicle - Apr 9 1915BARNETT.—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 Barnett...
  • Aldonza Fernández de Ayala, señora de Hita y Buitrago (1346 - 1404)
    En terceras nupcias se casó en 1363 con Aldonza de Ayala, hija de Fernán Pérez de Ayala y Elvira Álvarez de Ceballos, hermana de Pero López de Ayala y camarera mayor de la reina Juana Manuel. Con ella ...

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.