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Noble surnames, such as Cifuentes, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Cifuentes, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because Spain was conquered by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries.The Cifuentes family originally lived in the region of Fuentes which is a place-name that means fountains.

Cifuentes Early Origins



The surname Cifuentes was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of the Middle Ages.

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Cifuentes Spelling Variations


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Cifuentes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fuentes, Fuente, de la Fuente, Fuentecilla, Fuéntez, Fuentez, Font, Fonte, Fontes, Fontecilla, Fontana, Fontano, Fontanal, Fontanales, Fontanals, Fontanella, Fontanet, Fontanillos and many more.

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Cifuentes Early History


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Cifuentes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cifuentes research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1576, 1680 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Cifuentes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cifuentes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cifuentes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Cifuentes were Juan Pedro Fontanella (1576-1680), a Catalan judge and advocate, co-instigator of the Catalan Revolt of 1640; seventeenth century Spanish navigator Bartolomé Fuentes; seventeenth century Catalan lawyer and politician Joan Pere...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cifuentes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cifuentes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Diego De Cifuentes, who landed in America in 1815
  • Lorenzo De Cifuentes, who landed in America in 1826
  • Cristobal De Cifuentes, who arrived in America in 1827
  • Pedro De Cifuentes, who arrived in America in 1834
  • Pedro Cifuentes, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1898

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cifuentes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cifuentes (post 1700)



  • Alvaro Cifuentes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2000, 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from Maryland, 2004-08
  • Miguel Venegas Cifuentes (b. 1908), Chilean architect

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Cifuentes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cifuentes 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.

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