Surnames List

1. Valuja, De la Torre, Garcia, Amador, Hernandez, Luis
2. Matos, Guerra, Medina, Llanes (Yanes, Yanez), Trujillo, Santana, Sierra, Vega
3. Poole, Thompson, Sorrells, Rakestraw, Lundley, Jones, Rhodes, Sneed
4. Carson, Thrasher, Woods, Hester, Radford, Prior, Bishop, Copeland


  1. Where are you researching in Spain? I've done research in Burgos (Aranda de Duero) and Salamanca (Villar de Ciervo) for my husband's family. It is hard to get past the Napoleanic era, but we're working on it.

    1. Thanks for your comment. I replied earlier and somehow my reply disappeared, so I apologize if you happen to get this twice. I am researching the area of Galicia, Spain, which is the northwestern corner of Spain bordering Portugal. In particular, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Pontevedra, all municipalities of Galicia. You are apparently further along in your research. Unfortunately, I have not made as much progress on my own Spain research and would like to dialogue on your own experience. I have found it a bit challenging and apparently have not yet discovered the correct repositories. It is exciting to link with others also researching similar parts of the world.