This is a very interesting forum, I wish there was a forum for the Tijerino name as well. Here is what I know about the Tijerino name. My family is originally from Colombia, my grandfather (Ramon Tijerino, born in Leon - Nicaragua) emigrated to Comlombia from Nicaragua during the early '20s. According to my father all the Tijerino's in Colombia come from my grandfather. The story in Nicaragua is different, the Tijerino name in Nicaragua is very common. I was able to get a hold of a genealogic tree made by a Catholic priest from Managua - Nicaragua. This publication is rather interesting because it goes all the way back to the 1700 to a Jesuit missionary that came to America and the islands, he was a Tijerino-Garay. Another interesting fact about this tree is that there is a lof of emphasis on those Tijerino's that were members of the Clergy and had some level of education in the lettersor the law, another interesting fact is that this tree does not contain many females. It is a great publication, but I have my doubts about its veracity due to the emphasis on mencioning only those that have some level of nobility due to educational advantage or position within the clergy. It would be interesting to exchange more information about the topic. I have tried to contact Tijerino's from Nicaragua and they don't seem to willing to even initiate a conversation about the topic of the origins of the name. Sorry for making this so long.