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

Cortez Early Origins



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

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Cortez Spelling Variations


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Cortez Spelling Variations



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

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Cortez Early History


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Cortez Early History



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

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Cortez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cortez Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Cortez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jua Cortez, aged 38, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Maria DeLaCruz Rodrigues Cortez, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Espilsa Cortez, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835
  • Genovera Cortez, aged 23, landed in New Orleans, La in 1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cortez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cortez (post 1700)



  • Carlos Cortez (1923-2005), American poet, graphic artist, photographer, muralist and political activist
  • Angela Cortez, American journalist
  • Dave "Baby" Cortez Sr. (b. 1938), stage name of David Cortez Clowney, American pop and R&B organist and pianist
  • Jayne Cortez (b. 1936), African-American poet
  • Sergei Cortez (1935-2016), Belarusian composer
  • Raul Christiano Machado Cortez (1932-2006), Brazilian actor
  • Jose Cortez (b. 1975), American NFL football place-kicker
  • Ricardo Cortez (1899-1977), American silent film star who appeared in over 100 films, best known for his portrayal as Sam Spade in the Maltese Falcon (1931)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    4. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. 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.
    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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Cortez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cortez 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 September 2016 at 04:17.

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