Cueto History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Cueto. The original bearer of the name Cueto, 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.

Early Origins of the Cueto family

The surname Cueto was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of mediaeval Spain.

Early History of the Cueto family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cueto research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1152, 1464, 1614, 1572, 1655, 1615, 1714, 1698, 1703, 1698, 1702, 1704, 1707, 1590 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Cueto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cueto Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cueva, Cuevas, De La Cueva, Cuerva, Cuervo and others.

Early Notables of the Cueto family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Beltrán de la Cueva, created Duke of Alburquerque in 1464 by King Henry IV, fought for Ferdinand and Isabella at the siege of Granada; 16th century Spanish dramatist Juan de la Cueva; Alfonso de la Cueva, Spain's Ambassador to Venice, created Marquis of Bedmar by King Philip III in 1614...
Another 56 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cueto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Cueto migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cueto Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diego De Cueto, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • Diego Or Cueto, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Cristobal De Cueto, who landed in America in 1827 [1]
  • Hernando De Cueto, who landed in America in 1827 [1]
  • Juan De Cueto, who arrived in America in 1827 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cueto (post 1700) +

  • César Augusto Cueto Villa (b. 1952), retired Peruvian attacking midfielder
  • Germán Cueto (1883-1975), Mexican artist
  • Isabel Cueto (b. 1968), German retired professional tennis player
  • Dagoberto Cueto Concepción (1937-2011), Cuban pitcher in Major League Baseball pitcher who pitched in seven games for the Minnesota Twins during the 1961 season
  • Johnny Brent Cueto Ortiz (b. 1986), Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals
  • Alonso Cueto Caballero (b. 1954), Peruvian novelist and playwright
  • Manuel Cueto Melo (1892-1942), Cuban Major League Baseball player who played from 1914 to 1919
  • "Lola" Cueto (1897-1978), born María Dolores Velázquez Rivas, a Mexican painter, printmaker, puppet designer and puppeteer
  • Mark John "Frank" Cueto (b. 1979), former English international rugby union player

  1. ^ 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) on Facebook
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