Hola Victor, My name is Cheryl Tobias Zapien. I'm one of the family genealogists and my husband's family is from Delicias, Mexico. Our family seems to have some roots in France as well as Spain. My husband's grandfather Felipe Zapien married Josefa Maynez. We don't know a lot about my husband's great aunts and uncles. We too have been told that our name has a rare spelling. Please contact us if any of this sounds familiar. Looking forward to hearing from you.