Florida’s First Families

The nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, founded in 1565, is the hometown of Florida’s oldest families. Solana and Sanchez are the two surnames that have been documented in the state since the 1st Spanish Period. Alonso Solana arrived from San Martin de Valdeiglesias, Spain in 1613 and married Francesca Peres. Francesca was born in St. […]

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