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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Moreno family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name.

Moreno Early Origins



The surname Moreno was first found in Castile, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

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Moreno Spelling Variations


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Moreno Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Moreno, Morenos, Morena, Murena, Moratín, Moratin and many more.

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Moreno Early History


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Moreno Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moreno research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1596 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Moreno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moreno Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moreno Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Miguel Moreno (1596-1655), a Golden Age Spanish poet and writer; 18th century Spanish military officer Vicente Moreno Romero; 18th century Spanish composer Juan Moreno y Polo; 18th century Spanish naval officer Juan Joaquín Moreno; 19th century Argentinian chemist Manuel Moreno; 19th century...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moreno Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moreno Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Alonso Moreno, who sailed to America in 1511
  • Francisco Moreno sailed to America in 1513
  • Juan Moreno sailed to New Spain in 1534 with his nephew Francisco
  • Sebastián Moreno sailed to New Spain in 1538 with his sons Alonso and Gonzalo
  • Pedro Moreno moved to Colombia in 1552
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moreno Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Moreno, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Pablo Moreno, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804
  • Pero Moreno, who landed in America in 1810
  • Anton Moreno, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Bartolome Moreno, who landed in America in 1813
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moreno (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moreno (post 1700)



  • Zerka Toeman Moreno (1917-2016), Dutch-born American psychotherapist, co-identifier of psychodrama
  • Carlos "Buddy" Moreno (1912-2015), American musician and radio personality
  • Knowshon Rockwell Moreno (b. 1987), American NFL football running back
  • Antonio "Tony" Moreno (1887-1967), American actor and film director of the silent film era
  • Matilde Moreno, Spanish actress
  • Esteban Moreno, Spanish painter
  • Ricardo Moreno, Spanish journalist
  • Rita Moreno (b. 1931), award-winning Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Francisco García Moreno (1947-2016), Mexican Olympic water polo player who competed in the 1968, 1972, 1976 Summer Olympics, coach of the National team
  • German Molina Moreno (1933-2016), Filipino television host, actor, comedian and talent manager
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Moreno


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Suggested Readings for the name Moreno



  • Our Family, Facts and Fancies: The Moreno and Related Families by Regina Moreno Kirchoff Mandrell.

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Moreno Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
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    The Moreno Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moreno 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 December 2016 at 18:02.

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