My Grandmother has me interested on the name Mendoza because as far as she has told us is that her fathers name is Pasqual no last name and her mother I have no idea but she named my father with the name of silva but my father had been the results of an affair she had during her marrage with a man named Ezekiel /Ezequiel Mendoza.She had my father in april of 1944 and she had gave birth over i think N.M. im not to sure but las Cruzes on the B.C. I know I think Dona Ana is some place on there as well, But she gave my father to her familyto raise somewere in N.M.for a short time cause the fact he was another mans baby Her married name had been Astorga. She was married to Manuel Astorga and had 2 girls and 2 boys from Manuel. She said her family has decended from spain she has very pale skin and blue eyes she is about 83yrs -85yrs. My father does as well. Please if this sound like anyone they know please reply.