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Where did the Spanish Jemenez family come from? What is the Spanish Jemenez family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jemenez family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jemenez family history?The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Jemenez. 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."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Jiménez, Jimenez, Giménez, Gimenez, Siménez, Simenez, Geméniz, Gemeniz, Jeméniz, Jemeniz, Ximénez, Ximenez, Gímez, Gimez, Jimeno and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jemenez research. Another 365 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1101, 1170, 1246, 1247, 1436, and 1517 are included under the topic Early Jemenez History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 97 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jemenez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, conquistador of New Granada (Colombia) and founder of the city of Bogotá. He was also the author of a history of the conquest, and searched in vain the swamps of the Orinoco for the legendary El Dorado. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Francisco, who emigrated to Chile in 1560.
The Jemenez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jemenez 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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