These are the surnames of the upper class in Mexico

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Among the upper class in Mexico there are some surnames that are common, some are very elaborate and others not so much, while some have European origin, others may seem closer. We tell you everything about it.

To begin, it is necessary to clarify that upper-class people have a monthly income of 77,297 pesos in their homes, according to data from the study Quantifying the Middle Class in Mexico 2010-2020, from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).

Surnames of the upper class in Mexico

In the country, some people associate surnames that begin with “De” with the upper class, such as “De la Torre”, “De la Renta, “De León”, among others, however, linguists affirm that this preposition does not have relationship with social class, but with the place of origin.

Jaime Salazar, professor of the UNED Master’s in Heraldry, Genealogy and Nobility, acknowledged that surnames with ‘De’ are common in the upper class, but it is not a hallmark of this sector of society.

In addition to these types of surnames, some of the royalty also predominate in the upper class, since many families are descendants of Europeans who decided to settle in Mexico.

The Mexican surnames that are royalty and are still valid are the following:

Astley.

Baskerville.

Byron.

Bourbon.

Capell.

Clifford.

Fitzroy.

Darcy.

Howard.

Herbert.

Grosvenor.

Neville.

Percy.

Seymour.

While the surnames that are related to Spanish royalty are the following:

Aguilar-Priego.

Alcala.

Alcalá de la Alameda.

Altamirano.

Andazola.

Ariza.

Ayamonte.

Benavides.

Carpio.

Cervantes.

contreras.

Cruz-Stuart.

Flowers.

Moguer.

Moya.

Rivera.

Valenzuela.

Villanueva.

What are the last names of the richest in the country?

According to Forbes magazine, the richest people in Mexico have fortunes from 2 billion to 81 billion pesos.

The last names of the richest people in the country are the following:

Slim Helu

Larrea Mota Velasco

Salinas Pliego

Bailleres Gual

Aramburuzabala

Ruiz Valley

Vigil Gonzalez

Beckmann Legorreta

Hank Rhon

On the contrary, among the most common surnames are Hernández, García, Martínez, López, González, Pérez, Rodríguez, Sánchez, Ramírez and Cruz.

Source: Radio Formula