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Maria Guadalupe Capetillo (View posts)
Posted: 30 May 1999 7:11AM GMT
I'ld like to know where my people came from
because when my dad came to the USA he changed
his name to Ramos.

WHERE OUR WE FROM

VALEN_78766 (View posts)
Posted: 23 Mar 2000 12:36PM GMT
Edited: 7 Apr 2002 1:20AM GMT
THE ORIGINAL CAPETILLOS CAME FROM MEXICO BETTER KNOWN
AS THE CHICAPU INDIANS.NOW LOCATED IN EAGLE PASS TEXAS.
MOST OF IT MEMBERS ARE AROUND NUEVO LEON MEXICO.

WHERE ARE WE FROM-V CAPETILLO

Mary G. Juarez (View posts)
Posted: 26 Mar 2001 5:33PM GMT
Thank you for the information you provided. It is greatly appreciated.
I just happen to find this message I had forgotten I'd submitted.
My father Jesus Capetillo Ramos was born in Monterey Mexico. He migrated from Reynosa Tamaulipas, Mexico; I believe in the late forties. He met my mother Guadalupe Villarreal-Cortez, they were married and shortly after he became a U.S. citizen. He dropped the Capetillo surname and kept only his mother's maiden name (Ramos). I was born in Mission(Hidalgo county) Texas in August 6,1953. I was raised by my mother's sister and husband. Some of the information I have obtainted might be, in some cases a little of.
I think my father was raised by his grandparents; Vicente Capetillo and Ofemia Garcia. My father parents were Luis Capetillo and Maria Soleda Lopez Ramos.

Re: WHERE OUR WE FROM

martie (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jun 2002 4:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Capetillo
If I understand correctly (please correct me if I am wrong) the Chicapu Indians you mention are known in US as Kickapoo (means 'he moves about, standing now here, now there'). The reason I believe this may be so is because of the info from the net below:

My uncle called them Chicapoo.He said they ended up near Muzquiz in a place called Nacimientos de los Indios, and that my ancestor somehow helped them set up there.

I have an article I got off the net from
http://www.irc-online.org/bordline/1996/b120/b120indi.html
but I can't seem to get it now. Perhaps if you search with a search engine and type in Kickapoo Indians it may give you the site.

The article states the Kickapoo Indians were

"from the Great Lakes region, and that some settled in Coahuila. In 1832, US Army officials granted tribal members the right of 'safe conduct', allowing them to pass freely across the border. This right has been guarded jealously by the Mexican Kickapoo. An 1850 land agreement with Mexico granted members of the tribe the same rights as Mexican citizens and reserved for them a one-square-mile reservation called 'Hacienda El Nacimiento', near Muzquiz, Coahuila, where may still live."

"In the 1940s, after a brief period of instability, a number of factors forced the Mexican Kickapoo to move once again."

"The Mexican Kickapoo were particularly sought out as farmworkers, especially as the Bracero program wound down, because of their border-crossing abilities."

"In the 1980s the US Immigration and Nuturalization Service invited all Kickapoo living in Mexico to become US citizens even while continuing to reside in Mexico."

Like I said, I believe these are the same people as the Chicapu you mention. If so, the above is a brief history of them.

martie

Re: WHERE OUR WE FROM

TINA (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jul 2002 2:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
YOU ARE RIGHT. TELL ME THE NAMES OF YOUR FAMILY TREE. MAYBE THERES A CONNECTION SOME
WHERE DOWN THE LINE.....



TINA CAPETILLO

Re: WHERE ARE WE FROM

martie (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jul 2002 3:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Tina,
As far as I know we are not descended from the Chicapu.

But I do have ancestors that lived in Musquiz. Those surnames are:

Espinoza, Jimenez, Laing, and Hernandez, and perhaps Herrera.

thanks,
martie

Re: WHERE OUR WE FROM

paulmcgee75 (View posts)
Posted: 7 May 2009 1:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Capetillo, Sosa, Soza, McGee
This is very interesting information I would like to know more about the Capetillo, as I am a descendant of Feliciana Capetillo are there any records any where that prove they were chicapu?

Re: Ancestry

ManuelCapetillo (View posts)
Posted: 24 Nov 2009 12:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
My Tia did a family tree for us and traced some lines back to a monk/priest that landed in corpus christi, texas with the spanish. I forget the year. But it was probably 80 to 100 years after the murder of our mayan and aztec ancestors.

On the other hand I had yet another Tia that did her own tree and traced our name back to two Italian brothers.

The Capetillo name has many origins. Italian and Spanish.

I've found some living in the Italians Alps.

Manny- Houston

Re: Ancestry

bernietap (View posts)
Posted: 14 Dec 2009 10:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Capetillo or Tapetillo
I have noticed that my last name is Tapetillo and I have come across an Aunt that says Our last name was Capetillo while they still live in Mexico but others have changed it when they arrived in the USA due to various name pronuciation, I could be wrong but I was told that since I still have family members that live in Guadalajara

Re: WHERE ARE WE FROM-V CAPETILLO

vettyloves77 (View posts)
Posted: 30 Aug 2010 2:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello my is yvette . Im looking for my family. I hope i can find some extented family members. Please contact me vettyloves77@gmail.com and or connectwithmeanytimee@yahoo.com. Thank u yvette capetillo.
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