September 7, 2022

Three Conquerors and Settlers of New Spain
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This free 359-page book contains the genealogies of three conquistadors and settlers of New Spain.

I am currently working on a project to document every person that arrived and or lived in New Spain between 1519 and 1599. This time period is very important since the major cities like Mexico City, Zacatecas and Puebla were founded, of course there are more. This project will help us connect with ancestors that migrated from there to other regions of what is nowadays Mexico.

While conducting research on an early conquistador, Martin Millan de Gamboa, I came across a citation titled "Tres Conquistadores y Pobladores de la Nueva España".

I wondered who the other conquistadores where so I searched google using the title of the book. I found it and I was surprised that one of the other two conquistadores is my own ancestor Andres de Tapia. The final conquistador that the book focuses on is Jeronimo Lopez.

Using this book I was able to add many descendants of Andres de Tapia and also found many leads on records to find about his ancestors. The above image is part of the Tapia escudo.

Now to the good part.

You can get a copy of the book from Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes. FYI, the book is in Spanish.

I hope that you find it as useful as I have.

Also, the book contains testimonies by many conquistadores and many even mention the names of their parents.

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Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog Mexican Genealogy, and my personal blog We Are Cousins. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on facebook. To contact me or book me for a presentation, buy my books, and or learn more about me visit my personal website at

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  1. Hi Moises,
    are there hard copies of these books? If so how much would they cost and how would I be able to get them? I've been told that Angela de Leon's ancestors trace back to Nuevo Leon & I would love to read
    the Descendants of the Conquistadors.

  2. Is there a way to download a copy of this book, the three conquistadores. I have tried different ways but I cannot do it. Thanks for any help.

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