Centeno History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Centeno family

The surname Centeno was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Centeno family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Centeno research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1497 is included under the topic Early Centeno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Centeno Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cantano, Cantazzo, Centano, Centazzo, Centuzzo, Centoni, Centani, Centini and many more.

Early Notables of the Centeno family (pre 1700)

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Centeno Ranking

In the United States, the name Centeno is the 3,978th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]


United States Centeno migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Centeno Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Constanza Centeno, who arrived in New Spain sometime between 1562 and 1563
  • Antonio Centeno, who arrived in Peru in 1578
  • Ana Centeno, who settled in New Spain in 1593
Centeno Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diego Centeno, who landed in Veragua in 1835 [2]
  • Andres Centeno, who landed in New Spain in 1838 [2]
  • Isabel Centeno, who arrived in New Spain in 1838 [2]
  • F Centeno, aged 36, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1859 [2]
  • F. Centeno, who arrived in New Orleans in 1859
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Centeno migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Centeno Settlers in West Indies in the 16th Century
  • Catalina Romana Centeno, who arrived in Cuba in 1534
Centeno Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Francisco Centeno, who landed in Cuba in 1834 [2]
  • Alonso Centeno, who arrived in Cuba in 1838 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Centeno (post 1700) +

  • Jesus Centeno (1983-2008), Venezuelan bronze medalist basketball player at the 2008 South American Basketball Championship
  • Walter Centeno Corea (b. 1974), Costa Rican football midfielder
  • Manuel Centeno (1980-2001), Portuguese former bodyboarder, European (2001 and 2006) and World Champion (2006)
  • Bruno Centeno (b. 1988), Argentine footballer from Buenos Aires
  • Adán Hermoso Centeno, professor in Venezuela


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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