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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)



  • 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
  • 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
  • José Elías Moreno (1910-1969), Mexican character actor
  • Joyce Moreno (b. 1948), Brazilian singer/songwriter, guitarist and arranger
  • ... (Another 13 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. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. 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. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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 22 September 2016 at 10:20.

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