Zulaica Family Genealogy Forum
I just found this message board, I hope you're still in contact. Somehow you and I are related. My great grandfather was also Ignacio Zulaica Fuentes. Maybe he's just one of the many Ignacio Zulaica's, that's why I put his second last name in. He did reside in the area, in fact I have family in Allende, Zaragoza, Morelos, Saltillo and Acuņa, Coahuila. Our great-grandfather took a new last name for himself during the Mexican Revolution, Lopez. He was later known in Allende as "El Mayor Lopez," I think this is where you think he was the mayor, again if we're talking about the same one. I must say that there are several versions to all this. My mother says that she recalls a story that Great Grandpa used to say about his mother re-marrying after widowing to a man by the last name of Lopez. He was very nice and caring for them so him and his siblings decided to acquire the last name Lopez, hence "El Mayor Lopez." In all his legal papers he still went by Zulaica. It is known that Great Grandpa Zulaica had several illegitimate children that went by Lopez and not Zulaica. We know of one. My late granfather, Leopoldo Zulayka (for some reason, he changed the spelling) grew up in Zaragoza. The Chio-Zulaica are my mother's first cousins, sons of Tomasa Zulaica Garza. I also know that our origins are Basque. Santiago Chio Zulaica, has been to the area and been in contact with several people who confirm this. I believe he has an expert searching for our past. We are an interesting bunch. Si alguien lee esto... me interesaria ponernos en contacto.
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