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Where did the Spanish Gutierrez family come from? What is the Spanish Gutierrez family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gutierrez family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gutierrez family history?

The prestigious surname Gutierrez originated in Spain, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "ez." The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames. This name originally derived from the baptismal name Gutierre.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Gutiérrez, Gutierrez, Guter, Butre, Gutier, Wittier, Gutierre, Guterre, Guterres, Gut, Goter, Gauter, Gualter, Galter, Gulter, Baltar, Gutérriz, Guterriz, Gotérriz, Goterriz, Guteres, Gútrez, Gutrez, Gutérrez, Guterrez, Baltériz, Balteriz, Baldériz and many more.

First found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gutierrez research. Another 413 words(30 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gutierrez History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 30 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gutierrez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Elvira Gutiérrez, who married the conquistador Juan Montalvo and was one of the first European women to settle in Bogota
  • Felipe Gutiérrez, who accompanied Pizarro to Peru
  • Francisco Gutiérrez de Murcia, who participated in the conquest of New Granada in the 1530s
  • Bartolomé Gutiérrez, who emigrated to Peru in 1560
  • Juan Gutiérrez, traveled to New Spain in 1561 with his wife Ana and sons Antonio and Jerónimo


Gutierrez Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Angel Gutierrez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Cayetano Gutierrez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Miguel Gutierrez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Milian Gutierrez, who arrived in America in 1809
  • Pedro Gutierrez, who landed in America in 1811


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  • Franklin Gutiérrez (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball center fielder
  • Armando Gutierrez (b. 1949), Cuban-American banker, political consultant and entrepreneur
  • Carlos Miguel Gutierrez (b. 1953), American former CEO and former U.S. Cabinet Member
  • Luís Vicente Gutiérrez (b. 1953), American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives (1993-)
  • Matthew Paul Gutierrez (b. 1984), American football quarterback
  • Colonel (USAF, Ret.) Sidney McNeill Gutierrez (b. 1951), former NASA Astronaut with over 488 hours in space
  • Alberto Diaz Gutiérrez (1928-2001), Cuban photographer, remembered for his famous image of Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara
  • Gustavo Gutiérrez (b. 1928), Peruvian theologian, known as the father of liberation theology
  • Judith Gutiérrez (1927-2003), master Latin American painter
  • César D Gutiérrez (1943-2005), Venezuelan professional baseball player

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  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  8. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
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The Gutierrez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gutierrez Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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