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Armijo DNA Project

Angel R. Cervantes (View posts)
Posted: 1104536863000
Classification: Query
I would like to invite you to join the Armijo DNA Surname Project.

Project Background:
Francisco de Armijo (born ca. 1565 in Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain); married Guiomar de Orozco ca. 1585 in Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain. A listing of passengers coming from Spain to the West Indies between 1586-1599 stated that Francisco de Armijo came into New Spain in 1590 as a merchant for three years, that he was from Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain, was married, and was the son of Anton de Armijo and Maria de Madrid. A further search confirmed that he came again to New Spain from Sevilla in 1597. On this second trip, he brought his wife, Guiomar de Orozco, and their four children: Maria, Benita, Antonio, and Ursula de Armijo.

Antonio de Armijo married Francisca de Medina on the 27 of July 1614 in Puebla de Zaragoza, Puebla, Mexico. The marriage record stated that Antonio was the son of Francisco de Armijo and Guiomar de Orozco.

Antonio de Armijo (born on the 7 of September 1633 in Puebla de Zaragoza, Puebla, Mexico); married Damiana Violante ca. 1649 in Zacatecas, Mexico. Antonio was also found as a witness in two marriage investigations: one on the 23 of March 1686 and another on the 29 of March 1686 in Zacatecas, Mexico, wherein he stated his age.

Joseph de Armijo (born ca. 1650 in Zacatecas, Mexico); married Catalina Duran ca. 1674 in Zacatecas, Mexico. Another marriage (1st?) was found for Joseph de Armijo and Antonia de Hernandez on the 11 of September 1667 in Mexico City, Mexico, stating he was from Zacatecas, Mexico and the mestizo son of Antonio de Armijo and Damiana Violante. Joseph de Armijo's second wife Catalina Duran arrived in New Mexico in May of 1695 as a widow with the Zacatecas colonists and her four sons: Antonio, Marcos, Joseph, and Vicente, all whom used the double surname of "Duran de Armijo." This is the Armijo line, which is the progenitor of all Armijos who have roots in New Mexico.

Project Goals:
The project goals are to clarify the problems that the gap in the paper trial has left the Armijo history in New Mexico, Mexico, Argentina, and Spain. Such as:

1) Do most Armijo's from New Mexico, Mexico, Argentina, or Spain descend from a single progenitor?
2) Where there are gaps in the paper trial, hopefully sibling relationships can be made that can enable one to follow the records of a sibling that are more clear.
3) Were there name changes, are there people with the surname Armijo that are descendant from other surnames or visa versa.

How to join this surname project: FamilyTreeDNA offers
a discount on their 12 marker test ($99 +P/H, the
price of several genealogy books) and their 25 marker
test ($169 +P/H) or the new 37 marker test ($229 +P/H)
to those participating in a Surname Project. This
surname project is open to all Armijo's with a Y-dna
line to New Mexico, Argentina, Mexico, or Spain. Since women do not have Y-chromosome DNA they would need the assistance of a brother, Uncle or other male relative with the
Armijo surname.

In order to join the "Armijo Surname Project" go to this link

To see project results go to this website:

Angel R. Cervantes
Administrator of the Armijo DNA Surname Project

Disclaimer: only familytreedna benefits monetarily
from those who sign up to this Surname Project

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