Catalina History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Catalina family

The surname Catalina was first found in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.

Important Dates for the Catalina family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catalina research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1469 is included under the topic Early Catalina History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Catalina Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Catalan, Catala, Catalani, Catalno, Catelani, Catalanotti, Catalano and many more.

Early Notables of the Catalina family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Catalina Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Catalina family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan Catalan emigrated to Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1535 and Anton Catalan settled in the Spanish Main in 1549. Later settlers included Vicente Catalan who came to San Francisco in 1851 and Ramon Catalan who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1867..

Contemporary Notables of the name Catalina (post 1700)

  • Frank Catalina, American Republican politician, Mayor of Peekskill, New York; Elected 2013 [1]
  • Bárbara Catalina Riveros Díaz (b. 1987), Chilean professional triathlete
  • Aurelia Catalina Penton (b. 1941), retired Cuban track and field athlete
  • Catalina Diaz Vilchis (b. 1964), Mexican bronze medalist power lifter at the 2016 Summer Paralympics
  • Catalina Speroni (1938-2010), Argentine film, stage and television actress
  • Catalina "Cathi" Vásquez Villalpando (b. 1940), American politician, the 39th Treasurer of the United States (1989 to 1993) under President George H. W. Bush
  • Catalina Castaño Alvarez (b. 1979), Colombian tennis player
  • Catalina Sandino Moreno (b. 1981), Colombian actress


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from
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