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Historical-Genetic Link Between Loya of TX. and N.Y.
Posted by: Alex Loya (ID *****0220) Date: July 30, 2003 at 18:57:11
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Hello, it has been a long time since I posted here. I will briefly share with you some historical facts that will shed some light on the historical relationship between the Loya of Texas/Chihuahua and New York/Quebec. Please be patient with me, I will not go into detail at this time because I only have a few minutes. I will come back later and get into more detail. I noticed that the Loya from New York identify themselves as French Canadian, where as the Loya from Texas see themselves as Spanish. If you recall from my previous postings concerning the history of the Loya Clan, it's origin is found in Tuscany. From Italy, however, as I mentioned, the Clan Loya was established in Navarre having been granted land and a title of nobility, and a coat of Arms, by the King of Spain, a thing he did for not a few Italians. The Loya clan was thus established in Navarre in Basque Territory at the foot at the French Pyrenees. It so happens that this particular place where the Loya clan was given land by the king of Spain thorugh the centuries has been disputed between France and Spain nad has gone back and forth between France and Spain. Eventually, Spain kept what is known as Upper Navarre and France kept what is called Lowe Navarre, they split Navarre in half exactly through the territory of the Loya. The Loya clan was thus split between France and Spain along with the Basque Country and the territory of Navarre. The fact that the Loya who migrated to Canada and New York see themselves as French while the Loya who migrated to Chihuahua and Texas see themselves as Spanish points to this historical fact and establishes a genetic relationship. The Loya, then, come from a common family in Basque territory to which they migrated from Tuscany. I will come back and share more details.

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