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Where did the Spanish Menchaca family come from? What is the Spanish Menchaca family crest and coat of arms? When did the Menchaca family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Menchaca family history?The surname Menchaca is a habitational name from the province of Burgos, derived from the Old Spanish word "mena" and the Latin word "minae" meaning "battlement." The name was typically given to someone who lived on a high spot or mountain. Mena was also a Roman goddess. Today, the Valley of Mena (Spanish: Valle de Mena) is a municipality of the province of Burgos, Spain and has a population of 3,926.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mena, Meno, Minae, Menchaca and others.
First found in Granada, in southern Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Menchaca research. Another 175 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1411, 1456, 1st , 1603, 1675, 1613, 1614, 1628, 1688 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Menchaca History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 171 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Menchaca Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Menchaca Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Menchaca Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Menchaca 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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