The origin of my last name can be traced all the way back to the year 1250 in Spain, when the Hebrews stablished in Castilla.
Before 1250, there where no rights for jews to stablish in Spain, but during the rule of Alfonso the wise (1252-1284) he accepted jews in his court and allowed them to live in Spain and practice their religion.
My family can be traced all the way back to the year 1800 in Argentina, unfortunetaly, the records and pictures of most of the family remain in the house where they stablished, almost 211 years ago, in San Javier, Cordoba.
My grandfather’s name was Miguel Angel Benegas, and so was his father before him and so forth, this was a family tradition, the first born was named like his father, this tradition ended in 1985 when my elder brother (my dad’s first born) was named Hernan Emanuel Benegas instead of Miguel Angel Benegas.
My grandfather moved from San Javier to Capital Federal after marrying my grandmother in 1959 because he got a job in the Armada Argentina and the base was located in Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires. One year later in 1960 my father was born in the new house located in Paseo Colon.
Grandfather Miguel worked for the Armada Argentina as a technician in the maintenence department untill receiving honorable discharge in 1982.