This paper is to develop a methodology to characterize the spatial distribution in the early nineteenth century, the urban residents enrolled in the Décima of Paranaguá, Antonina and Curitiba, three villages in southern province of S o Paulo. Here are the problems faced and decisions made, almost always temporary and arbitrary. The result reached hypothetical plants of subdivisions and urban streets of those towns. From a database - developed mainly with the information Lista Nominativa de Habitantes - it was possible to characterize residents enrolled in the books of property tax Décima. Spatialising thematic data in plants, where they lived was possible to perceive the social group, your choices (or lack thereof), or realize their preferred sites, but not exclusive housing.