Show ContentsBelmonte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Belmonte was originally a habitational name, taken on from any of numerous places called Belmonte, which meant "beautiful mountain." The surname is certainly known to have come from the city of Belmonte, in Portugal. There was a Sephardic Jewish family that originated in this city and spread to Spain, Germany, and Italy.

Early Origins of the Belmonte family

The surname Belmonte was first found in the city of Forli, North-central Italy, a free commune in the 11th century which later became part of the Papal States, where Rinaldo Belmonti was Mayor (Podesta,) in 1231.

Early History of the Belmonte family

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Belmonte Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Belmonte, Belmonti and others.

Early Notables of the Belmonte family

Prominent among members of the family was

  • Domenico Pignatelli di Belmonte 1730-1803), Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church

Belmonte Ranking

In the United States, the name Belmonte is the 12,101st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Belmonte is ranked the 2,337th most popular surname with an estimated 2,763 people with that name. [2]

United States Belmonte migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Belmonte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonio Belmonte, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [3]
  • Juan De Belmonte, who landed in America in 1813 [3]
  • Juan Belmonte, who landed in America in 1828 [3]
  • Marcos De Belmonte, who arrived in America in 1834 [3]
  • Francisco Belmonte, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1875 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Belmonte (post 1700) +

  • Val Belmonte (b. 1955), American former ice hockey coach, player and executive
  • Robert A. Belmonte, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972
  • Nicola Belmonte, Italian footballer
  • Renê Belmonte (b. 1971), Brazilian TV and movie screenwriter
  • Moses Belmonte (1619-1647), Dutch poet and translator
  • Jason Belmonte (b. 1983), one of Australia 's and the world's leading ten-pin bowlers
  • Jaime Belmonte (1934-2009), Mexican footballer
  • Juan Belmonte (1892-1962), Spanish bullfighter
  • Mireia Belmonte (b. 1990), Spanish medley, freestyle and butterfly swimmer
  • Feliciano "Sonny" Racimo Belmonte Jr. (b. 1936), member of the Philippine House of Representatives

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  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook