Understanding our history and ancestry can provide insightful information about our lives today. Did you know that according to the U.S Census bureau the top 6 out of 15 last names are Hispanic? We thought we'd share some fun facts about the top 10 last names that you may want to share with your familia in order of popularity.
According to the Surname Database, "Recorded in the spellings of Garcia, Garci, Garza, and Garces, this is a surname of Spanish origins, whose 'roots go back into the very mists of time. It is believed to be the most popular surname in the region, and this is not perhaps surprising as it derives from the word 'artz' meaning 'the bear'." The bear possessed strength, bravery, and power. "The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Diego Garcia, which was dated August 29th 1624, at San Pablo Apostal, Mexico. The coat of arms has the unusual blazon of a silver field charged with a flying bird of prey, inside a blue border, charged with a semee of saltires in gold."
While it may be easier as adults to celebrate a deceased one's life, a child that experiences the loss of a loved one can be a very traumatic experience. Helping our kids Honor and remember the dead or departed in a positive and creative way can help them better deal with their emotions and better understand why we as Latinos honor this tradition. Here are 10 way we can Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with our kids.