Pryor Surname in Veracruz Mexico

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I couldn’t resist looking for Pryors.  Not a “Pryor”, not even a “Praya” as was the Spanish spelling adopted by Nathanial Miguel Pryor in Alta California. No Pryor, however in 1930 there were people named “Prior” in Veracruz Mexico.

Raymundo P. Martinez 43 and wife Francisca Marin de Prior 32 were married in a civil ceremony, both were born in Veracruz, and both were Catholic. Their children were Raul Prior Marin 17, Regina Prior Marin 12, Refuto? Prior Marin 9.

Still in Veracruz, there’s another Prior household: Enedina Martinez V. de Prior 68 widow, Domaciana Prior 23 single, Luzaro Prior 15.

And counted next to them Buhman? P. Martinez 48 married in the church and in a civil ceremony, Genoveva Ortega de Prior 30, Emma Prior 23, Antonio Prior 4, Mario Prior 2, Maria Forres? 50, Eugenia Campo 45, Policarpo? Orillano 4.

And counted right after the above, yet another Prior family. Hermila Prior 35 single, Nereo Cerecido? 8, Elvia Cerecido? 6, Juana Hernandez 23 single, Josefa Vasques 12

And also in Veracruz: Simon Garcia 78, Josefa Prior Martinez 45, Simon H. Garcia 22 single, Leoncio Prior Martinez 20 single. The marital status checked for Simon and Josefa is “union libre”, perhaps this was like a common law marriage.

The last Prior household is Isaias Lechuga 27, Carmen Prior Martinez 25, Emelina Lechuga 2.

All of these Priors were born in the state of Veracruz Mexico (located on the Gulf of Mexico, north of the Yucatan peninsula).

I found one other Prior outside of Veracruz Mexico – yet they were born there. Living in Tamaulipas (the state to the north of Veracruz) Reymundo Cuervo 24, Felronio? Cuervo 21 born in Veracruz, Antonia Prior de Cuervo 41 born in Pachuca in the state of Hidalgo. Antonia was married in both the church and in a civil ceremony. Reymundo and Felronio? were recorded as both single, so they may be Antonia’s children.

Any idea how the Prior name got into Mexico?

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2 comments on “Pryor Surname in Veracruz Mexico

  1. YO SOY NIETA DE ISAIAS LECHUGA Y CARMEN MARTINEZ PRIOR, SOLO QUE EL NOMBRE DE CARMEN ES AL REVES, YA QUE ES CARMEN PRIORMARTINEZ CUERVO , MI MAMÁ ES EMELINA LECHUGA PRIORMANTINEZ, EL APELLÍDO ES PRIOR MARTINEZ, TODO JUNTO, COMO LO ESCRIBÍ ANTERIORMENTE,, SOLO QUE EMPEZARON A ESCRIBIR EL APELLIDO SOLO EL PRIOR; Y LOS HIJOS DE ISAIAS Y CARMEN SON, LA MAYOR HIJA, EMELINA LECHUGA PRIOR (finada), LUCILA LECHUGA PRIOR, MARIO LECHUGA PRIOR Y ESTEBAN LECHUGA PRIOR, TODOS ELLOS SU APELLIDO ES PRIOR MARTINEZ.

    MI MAMÁ FUÉ EMELINA LECHUGA PRIOR, DE RELIGIÓN CRISTINANA, VIVIÓ EN EL NORTE DE VERACRUZ, EN DR. MONTES DE OCA VERACRUZ, HASTA LA EDAD DE 15 AÑOS, DESPUÉS SE FUÉ A ESTUDIAR AL INSTITUTO PARA PREDICADORA, SE CASÓ A LA EDAD DE 28 AÑOS, CON JOSE MELQUIADES FLORES, Y TIENEN TRES HIJOS, LA MAYOR ES KLONDI LUCILA , OVIDIO, Y YO GLADYS BERNICE TODOS DE APELLIDOS FLORES LECHUGA. Y NOSOTROS, CRECIMOS EN LA CIUDAD DE TORREÓN, COAH. LOS OTROS 3 HERMANOS DE MI MAMÁ EMELINA, ESTÁN EN EL ESTADO DE VERACRUZ. LUCILA Y MARIO, VIVEN EN POZA RICA VERACRUZ, Y ESTEBAN EN EL RANCHO DE DOCTOR MONTES DE OCA VERACRUZ.

    MI ABUELA CARMEN PRIORMARTINEZ, TENÍA MÁS HERMANOS, ENTRE ELLOS, SUSANA, OVIDIO Y NO RECUERDO SI HABÍA MAS, NECESITO CHECAR CON MIS TÍOS.
    SI QUIERES SABER MAS DE LOS DEMÁS HERMANOS ENVÍAME UN CORREO,

  2. Here’s a rough translation of the previous comment:

    I am the granddaughter of Isaias (Isaiah) Martinez Lechuga and Carmen Martinez Prior, only that the name is Carmen Prior Martinez Cuervo. My mom is Emelina Lechuga Prior Martinez, her surname is Prior Martinez. Everyone writes it backwards, so they started writing only the last name Prior. and the children of Isaiah and Carmen are an older daughter, Emelina Lechuga Prio (deceased), Lucila Lechuga Prior, and Esteban Lechuga Prior. All of them have the last name Prior Martinez.

    My mother was Emelina Lechuga Prior, from the Cristinana region. She lived north of Veracruz in Dr. Montes de Oca, Veracruz until the age of 15. After that she went to study at a religious institute, married at the age of 28. She married Jose Melquiades Flores and had 3 children: the oldes is Klondi Lucila, Ovidio, and me, Gladys Bernice. All of us have the last name Flores. Lechuga and we grew up in Torreon. grew up in the city of Torreon, Coah. My mothers 3 other brothers lived in Veracruz. Lucila and Mario live in Poza Emelina, are in the state of Veracruz. Lucila and MARIO, LIVE in Poza Rica, Veracruz and Esteban in El Rancho de Doctor Montes de Veracruz.

    My grandmother Carmen Prior Martinez had more siblings between her and Susana Ovidio and cant remember them. I need to check with my aunts and uncles. To learn more of the other brothers send me an email.