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Index of the Serna's in Northern Mexico


This page is an attempt on my part to help others who may be searching for their Serna ancestors and to facilitate my own study of the Serna Families of Northern Mexico. While researching my Serna roots I gathered and recorded much information about several Serna clans from different sources that didn't really have any apparent link to my family history. However, I recorded every Serna I came across. I have tried to organize this information and present it here in this index.

In general I found the most prominent Serna clan of Northern Mexico to be the the Serna Y Alarcon family of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. They may very likly have been the first Serna Family to locate to Northern Mexico. As the family branched out from there I have come across several of the Serna's where they have relocated to begin their own families and to build their own destinies.

This is by no means a completed work! Rather, it is truly a work in progress. Please feel free to add your knowledge and findings of your Serna ancestors by contacting me. With the contributions of others perhaps we can find some of those missing Serna links and create a genealogical and historical treasure for others.

Please note that I have tried to include all information I have on each Serna listed below. However I have not yet entered the information for the spouses and children of the non - Serna's. This will be done over the next few weeks. In other words this site is under construction.

This site was created
November 02, 1998

This site was last updated
May 17, 2005


17th and 18th Century Ancestors

The Serna's of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

NOTE - All of the Serna's on this page were identified as "Espaņoles" unless otherwise noted.

1. Francisco de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
   +Catalina de ALARCON
  2. Capt. Nicolas de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
     +Leonor de la GARZA
    3. Jose or Joseph de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
         +Maria BOTELLO (or BUENTELLO) de Morales
          4. Jose Antonio de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
             +Maria Josefa de la GARZA
                5. Maria Antonia de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
                   +Capt. Juan de ELIZONDO
                      6. Jose Cayetano ELIZONDO (Serna)
                      6. Jose Seferino de ELIZONDO (Serna)
                      6. Vicente Ferrer de ELIZONDO (Serna)
                      6. Maria Josefa de ELIZONDO (Serna)
                5. Jose Salvador de la SERNA (Y Alarcon)
                   +Maria Guadalupe de CISNEROS
                5. Jose Antonio de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
                   +Maria Teresa SAES
                5. Maria Luisa de la SERNA (Y Alarcon)
                   +Pedro de SALDIVAR
                      6. Juan Joseph de SALDIVAR (Serna)
                      6. Joseph de SALDIVAR (Serna)
                      6. Maria de SALDIVAR (Serna)
                      6. Ana de SALDIVAR (Serna)
                      6. Maria Antonia de SALDIVAR (Serna)
                      6. Maria Josepha de SALDIVAR (Serna)
                      6. Joseph Mathias de SALDIVAR (Serna)
                      6. Maria Rita de SALDIVAR (Serna)
                5. Maria Margarita de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
                   +Antonio de VILLARREAL
                5. Pedro Jose de la SERNA (Y Alarcon)
                5. Josefa Gertrudis de la SERNA(y Alarcon)
                   +Jose Luis de la GARZA
                5. Jose Joaquin de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
                5. Jose Atanasio de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
            +Antonia Francisca VILLARREAL
                5. Jose Joaquin de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
                5. Bartolome Jose de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
                   +Maria Francisca QUINTANILLA
                5. Maria Josefa de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
                   +Francisco HINOJOSA
                5. Luis Antonio de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
                5. Maria Cayetana de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
                5. Maria Caterina de la SERNA (Y Alarcon)
                5. Marcelina de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
      3. Francisco de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
      3. Capt. Nicolas de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
         +Augustina de SEPUVEDA
         +Maria Rita de las CASAS
          4. Marcos de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
          4. Maria de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
             +Alferez Joseph GONZALES
                5. Joseph Javier GONZALES
                   +Ana Francisca SANCHEZ
          4. Capt. Nicolas de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
             +Juana Rosa RUIZ de Ocon
                5. Francisco de la SERNA
                5. Maria Margarita de la SERNA
                   +Joseph CANTU
                      6.Bartolome CANTU
                        +Ignes GUERRA
                      6.Joseph Antonio CANTU
                5. Nicolas Antonio de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
                   +Margarita Gertrudis RODRIGUEZ
                      6.Joseph Leonardo de la SERNA
                        +Maria Luisa GONZALES
                           7.Dorothea SERNA
                             +Joseph Nepomuceno MORENO
                           7.Jose Matias SERNA
                             +Maria Antonia de ALANIS
                           7.Ana Maria SERNA
                             +Juan Jose SAENS
                      6.Nicolas Antonio de la SERNA
                        +Juana AGUIRRE
                      6.Antonio Gregorio de Jesus de la SERNA
                      6.Antonio de Jesus de la SERNA   
                5. Maria Gertrudis de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
                   +Nicolas de QUINTANILLA
          4. Francisco de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
             +Clara GARCIA
           (This family relocated to El Valle de Pilon.  Please scroll
           down to continue following this line.)              
          4. Capt. Felix de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
             ++Maria de la GARZA
                5. Francisco Xavier de la SERNA (Y Contreras)
                   +Thereza de Jesus SAENZ
                5. Margarita Quiteria de la SERNA(y Alarcon)
                   +Ventura de la GARZA
                   +Antonio de la GARZA
                5. Maria Gertrudis de la SERNA(Y Alarcon)
                   +Juan Bautista de VILLARREAL
                      6.Maria Guadalupe de VILLARREAL
                        +Joseph Enriques SANCHEZ
          4. Miguel de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
             ++Anna Maria GONZALES
                5.Jose Vicente de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
                  +Ana Dominga de la GARZA
                5. Ana Maria de la SERNA
                  +Juan Francisco GARCIA ZOBERON
          4. Catalina de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
          4. Jose de la SERNA (y Alarcon)

Other Serna's in Nearby Towns

NOTE - These Serna's are among the founding families of their respective towns. The towns are listed in alphabetical order.

Burgos

Founded 20 February 1749

1. Manuela de la SERNA
   +Joseph Manuel SELVERA   
     2. Joseph Francisco SELVERA Rodriguez
     2. Maria Guadalupe SELVERA Rodriguez
     2. Joseph Miguel SELVERA Rodriguez
     2. Joseph Martin SELVERA SERNA
     

Camargo

Founded 04 March 1749

1. Margarita de la SERNA
   +Antonio de la GARZA
    2. Augustin GARZA SERNA
    2. Andrea Rosa GARZA SERNA
    2. Andrea Xaviera GARZA SERNA
    2. Gertrudis GARZA SERNA
    2. Ildefonso GARZA SERNA
    2. Joseph GARZA SERNA
    2. Joseph fermin GARZA SERNA
    2. Leonardo GARZA SERNA
    2. Salvador GARZA SERNA

1. Lorenzo SERNA

Cruillas

Founded 01 June 1765

1. Juan Xavier de SERNA
   +Juana Maria GONZALES
    2. Ana Maria SERNA 
    2. Felipe SERNA 
    2. Jose Andres SERNA 
    2. Jose Dionicio SERNA 

1. Jose Antonio de la SERNA
   +Maria Victoria de SILLER

1. Jose Miguel de la SERNA
   +Ana Maria de RIVERA
   2. Ana Maria SERNA
   2. Jose Ildelfonso SERNA
   2. Jose Miguel SERNA
   2. Jose Nicolas SERNA
   2. Jose Vicente SERNA 

1. Manuel Francisco de la SERNA
   +Maria Catarina GALVAN

1. Nicolas Jose de la SERNA
   +Francisca RODRIGUEZ
   2. Jose Francisco SERNA
   2. Maria Antonia SERNA

1. Margarita de la CERNA
   +Pedro Jose SILLER
   2. Jose Tomas SILLER Cerna
   2. Juan Antonio SILLER Cerna
   2. Maria Gertrudis SILLER Cerna
   2. Maria Josefa SILLER Cerna
   2. Maria Manuela SILLER Cerna
   2. Maria Victoria SILLER Cerna

Valle de Pilon

Founded on unknown date

1.Francisco de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
  +Clara GARCIA Davila
   2.Jose Salvador de la SERNA (y Alarcon)
     +Ana Maria de la GARZA
     3. Maria Francisca SERNA
       +Juan Joseph OLAVARRIETTA
   2. Ana Maria de la Serna
     +Ignacio OVALLE
   2.Francisco Xavier de la SERNA
     +Petra de LEON
   2.Rosa Maria de la SERNA
     + Manuel GOMEZ de CASTRO

Revilla

Founded 10 October 1750

1. Ana Rosalia de la SERNA
   +Francisco VAEZ Benavides
   2. Francisco VAEZ Serna
   2. Joseph VAEZ Serna

1. Margarita de la SERNA
   +Joseph VAEZ Benavides
   2. Juan Joseph VAEZ Serna
   2. Joseph Miguel VAEZ Serna
   2. Maria Viviana VAEZ Serna
   2. Maria Gertrudis VAEZ Serna
   2. Ana Maria VAEZ Serna
   2. Joseph Vicente VAEZ Serna
   2. Maria Leonor VAEZ Serna

San Fernando

Founded 19 march 1749

1.Maria Josepha de la CERNA
   +Francisco Xavier GALVAN
    2. Joseph GALVAN Cerna
    2. Nicolas GALVAN Cerna
    2. Pedro GALVAN Cerna
    2. Maria Catharina GALVAN Cerna
    2. Ana GALVAN Cerna
    2. Maria Antonia GALVAN Cerna
    2. Maria Manuela GALVAN Cerna

Santander (Jimenez)

Founded 17 February 1749

1. Maria Luisa de la ZERNA
   +Pedro de ZALDIVAR
    2. Juan Joseph ZALDIVAR (Zerna)
    2. Joseph de ZALDIVAR (Zerna)
    2. Maria de ZALDIVAR (Zerna)
    2. Ana de ZALDIVAR (Zerna)
    2. Maria Antonia de ZALDIVAR (Zerna)
    2. Maria Josepha de ZALDIVAR (Zerna)
    2. Joseph Mathias de ZALDIVAR (Zerna)
    2. Maria Rita de ZALDIVAR (Zerna)

More Serna's ...More towns ...Soon

I hope to add more Serna's and more towns as time permits. Like the Serna's of the 19th century in Mendez, Tamaulipas and Marin, N.L. And perhaps others!

Feel free to email me.