Monday, February 17, 2014

More Names from the Family Search Historical Records: Mercedes

Precedent from 2004 held that the first documented instance of Mercedes as a given name was from 1690.  Now, thanks to the Family Search Historical Records, we have found instances of the given name within the gray period in Spain and in Spanish-speaking New World colonies.

Mercedes [no surname]; Female; Christening; 23 Apr 1626; San Lorenzo, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C87108-4

Mercedes De Laora; Marriage; 03 Oct 1632; Santa Ana, Ocaña, Norte De Santander, Colombia; Batch: M65635-4

Mercedes Tobar; Marriage; 10 Aug 1637; Santiago, Santiago, Chile; Batch: M00926-2

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