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Multiple Origins for the Surname Cortes



Noble surnames, such as Cortes, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Cortes, 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.

Cortes Early Origins



The surname Cortes was first found in Aragon, an important Christian kingdom of mediaeval Spain.

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Cortes Spelling Variations


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Cortes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cortés, Cortes, Cortesía, Cortesia, Cortez, Corte and others.

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Cortes Early History


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Cortes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cortes research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1551, 1648 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Cortes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cortes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cortes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cortes 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:

Cortes Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Alonso Cortés, who emigrated to America in 1513
  • Pedro Cortés, came to New Spain in 1535
  • Alonso Cortés, traveled to Hispaniola in 1537
  • Hernán Cortés, conquistador of Mexico. Born in Medellin, Extremadura in 1485 he studied law at the University of Salaman ca. In 1504 he first voyaged to the New World, journeying to Hispaniola, then later to Cuba. In 1519 Cortés landed in Mexico and within the space of two years had consolidated his control over the new territory. King Charles V named Cortés governor of Mexico, and in 1529 the King created the title of Marqués del Valle de Oaxaca in recognition of Cortés' accomplishments. Eventually Cortés returned to Spain and participated in other military ventures of the Spanish crown, notably an expedition against Algerian pirates in 1541. After an eventful military career, he died near Seville in 1547
  • Juan Cortés, went to Peru in 1594

Cortes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Cortes, who landed in Virginia in 1637

Cortes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joanes Cortes, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727

Cortes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alonso Cortes, who landed in America in 1812
  • Juan Cortes, who arrived in America in 1813
  • P Cortes, aged 50, landed in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • Pero Cortes, who arrived in America in 1827
  • Marichino Cortes, aged 22, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cortes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cortes (post 1700)



  • Carlos Cortés, American university professor
  • Hernán Cortés (1485-1547), Spanish conquistador who led to the fall of the Aztec Empire
  • Fernando Holgado Cortés Ph.D., Spanish Professor of Mathematics at the University of Madrid
  • Erlinda Cortes (1924-2015), born Mary Boone, Filipina actress, known for Isinanlang pag-ibig (1951), Hagibis (1947) and He Promised to Return (1950)
  • Fernando Cortés, Mexican surgeon and educator

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. 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.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Cortes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cortes 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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