Last Name Vanegas
Vanegas from Colombia
my culture, you have your father's last name, (but
you have your mother's last name.) My father's
first and second last names are the
grandmother and my grandfather had the same last
name. My father always says, "I am Vanegas
father's first and second last names are
the sameVanegasbecause my
grandfather and my grandmother had the
same last name.
our Vanegas family is small. My grandfather,
Rafael, and my grandmother, Rosa, had three sons
and two daughters. The daughters were named Alicia
and Maria, and the son Juan died some years ago, so
now an uncle named Alfonso and my father Francisco
are the only persons that still have the last names
Vanegas Vanegas in my family.
to my father's grandmother, the last name Vanegas
is a Spanish name. At the beginning of the
independence time in my country, a lot of Spaniards
remained in my country and married Indians. The
first Colombians were called Indians, Chibchas,
Caribes, Tolimas and Calimas, they lived in tribes.
They traded with the Spanish; they traded salt for
gold and they always got along.
grandmother told me about my family that liked to
live in the country, in Cundinamarca State. I think
it is the best state in my country. Bogota is the
capital of the country, and at the same time, it is
the capital of the state. In this state, we have a
variety of climates, plants, and animals.
Vanegas family has a ranch near Bogota and a lot of
trees with a variety of fruits and cows. I want to
make a geneological tree next year, so I need to
collect some information and picture. The Vanegas
family are good workers; they are very proud and
get along with all people. I'm proud of my
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