Spanish Last Name guessing Game.
This is a last name I found in Puerto Rico from the 1840's and I can't figure out what the person wrote. I'm pretty familiar with Spanish last names and speak Spanish but this one has me stumped. If anyone with experience or from the Spanish community or specifically from Puerto Rico, that may have seen this name before could help it would be greatly appreciated. Even if it's just the first letter which could even be an "A" that the ink faded on in the beginning.
Hints: Last name is from around 1840 and born in Puerto Rico around the municipality of Caguas.
Thank you all!!!
I don't actually know any Spanish, but it looks like Centino to me.
Any chance of a link to the image it comes from? For paleography questions, more context is always better.4
Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939D-W77Q-QP?cc=1682798&wc=9P5R-7M9%3A129444001%2C1193587301
That's a great guess! I didn't think of that one.0
There's an area in Spain and/or occupation that is spelled Centeno so right now it's looking like that's my best guess until I find more sources. I'll try to update this post if I ever determine what it is for certain. Thanks for the assistance!
Origin "Borrowed from Spanish Centeno, an occupational surname for someone who grew or worked with rye" - Wiktionary0
It looks like the indexer(s) agreed that the groom's mother's name is Claudina Diaz Centeno. (The index for the marriage in question is attached to the previous image. This is common for records that span multiple images like this: the indexing process uses the beginning of the entry as its "anchor".)3