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Re: Origins of De, de, D' Anda; Anda name
Posted by: James Epperson Date: May 07, 2001 at 12:32:09
In Reply to: Origins of De, de, D' Anda; Anda name by Javier de Anda of 187

Dear Javier,
I am excited about the information you provided about the origins of the Anda family name! I'll disclose why in this message. However, first I have to do you know that the De Anda's come from "Los Altos de Jalisco"?

My great grandfather's name was Tiburcio Deanda (born 1892 in San Patricio County, Texas). My grandmother (his daughter) told me that his middle name was "Cruz". This isn't his mother's maiden name (as is the custom among Chicanos in Texas) because her last name was Gomez. So, my great grandfather always went by T.C. Deanda. T.C.'s parents were Gabriel Deanda and Teresa Gomez. Gabriel Deanda's parents were Jose Tiburcio Deanda and Petra Lopez. The data I have on my ggggrandparents' children (obtained from census records, church records, etc.) are:
1. Jesús DEANDA born circa 1850 in Mexico (married Juana Montalbo circa 1870)
2. Gabriel DEANDA born March 29, 1861 in San Patricio County Texas (married Teresa Gomez in 1876 in Refugio County Texas)
3. Crecencio DEANDA born circa 1864
4. Juliana DEANDA born 9 June 1866 in Texas
5. Antonia DEANDA born 8 Sep 1872 in Refugio County, Texas
6. Patricio DEANDA born circa 1873
7. José Tiburcio DEANDA born 11 Nov 1876 on the Puentes Ranch in San Patricio County, Texas.

Census records indicate that my (3)great grandfather Jose Tiburcio Deanda was born September 1829 in Mexico (not specific as to what state, etc.). From LDS records, I found a Jose Tiburcio Anda Cruz who was born around 1832 in Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico. Teocaltiche is in the "Altos de Jalisco" region. Also, the second last name "Cruz" would suggest to me the reason my great grandfather had the middle name Cruz (since he was named after his own grandfather). This is a theory that I'm trying to prove. Perhaps, my Deanda's connect to your Andas?

Any information you could provide would help.
James Epperson


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