My last name is mercado and I am from Venezuela. My family comes from the andes of Venezuela, and to be more specific, they come from the City of Merida. As far as I know, this cytu was founded by a spanish expedition that departed from what is today Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia, back in the 16th century when it was call Nueva Granada.
I have some references of my family back until 1837. If you are interested in exchanging some information, then please let me know.