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Manuel A. Constanza
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My ancestors came from Spain and Italy. That's the reason why my last name is Constanza.


 

The Origin of My Name

Manuel A. Constanza

from El Salvador

In 1862, when El Salvador was colonized by the Spanish, fifty European families stood in San Vicente at the foot of the tree which is called Tempisque.

The fifty families were going to settle around El Salvador. One family was called Marin Constanzo. 

This family went to San Ildefonso, a little town in a suburban area, eighty kilometers west of the capital, San Salvador.

My ancestors came from Spain and Italy. That's the reason why my last name is Constanza. The geneological tree comes from Spain and Italy.

In Europe there is a little island called Constanza. I am not sure if my ancestors came from this island, but truly my geneological tree is from Europe.


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