Halo, Jose. Why, how and when did Caballero "familias" go to Gran Canaria from Andalusia? Were they from Jerez, San Lucar or Cadiz? Where were they from before coming to Andalusia? From Aragon through Valencia, or through Portugal?
I am seeking Caballero connections to Estopinan/Estupinan and Artiles in Gran Canaria. Aquimes in particular.
My ancestor came to Louisiana, USA (1778)as the wife of Bartolome Caballero. She was the daughter of Miguel de Artiles and Maria Marques, born in Aquimes. She claimed Bartolome was her second husband; her first was Diego Ventura Estupinan in Aquimes, Gran Canaria. Do not know what became of Bartolome (as a military recruit under Bernardo de Galvez) in Louisiana, or for sure if he ever arrived here.
Would very much like to follow the Caballero family history, as would others here in Louisiana (those would be Pedro Caballero and Jorge Caballero, in Southwest "Acadian" Louisiana, in the Spanish settlements west of New Orleans).
One of my ancestors was Pedro de Estopinan, who is said to have been a "caballero del fuedo" (or is it feudo?) in Jerez and Cadiz, after family migration from Aragon region.
What differentiates Caballero as a surname from persons who fit the classification of being a "caballero"? Pedro rose to noble or near noble status in Andalusia under the Duke of Medina Sidonia and in service to the Spanish crown, late 1400's.
Let me know if we have something in common to discuss and explore.
Best regards. LAElderLaw@aol.com (Fernando J. Estopinal III)
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