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Noble surnames, such as Demendoza, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Demendoza, 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 Demendoza family originally lived in the place named Mendoza, which is in the province of Alava. This place-name was originally derived from the Basque word mendi, which means mountain and otz, which meanscold.

Demendoza Early Origins



The surname Demendoza was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Demendoza Spelling Variations


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Demendoza Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mendoza, de Mendoza, Mendozo, Mendosa, de Mendosa, Mendoso and many more.

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Demendoza Early History


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Demendoza Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Demendoza research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1491, 1600 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Demendoza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Demendoza Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Demendoza Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Demendoza were Rodrigo de Mendoza, created Marquis of Cenete by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1491; 15th century poet Iñigo de Mendoza; Ana Mendoza de la Cerda, daughter of Viceroy of Peru Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and Princess of Eboli; Bernardino de Mendoza, 16th century Spanish...

Another 69 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Demendoza 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:

Demendoza Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alonso DeMendoza, who arrived in Veragua in 1835
  • Ana DeMendoza, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1835
  • Vicente DeMendoza, who arrived in Cartagena in 1835
  • Francisco DeMendoza, who arrived in New Spain in 1836
  • Catalina DeMendoza, who arrived in New Spain in 1836
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Demendoza (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Demendoza (post 1700)



  • Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (1503-1575), Spanish politician of Basque
  • Pedro González de Mendoza (1428-1495), Spanish explorer
  • René Frías de Mendoza (b. 1908), lawyer in Chile

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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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    10. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
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    The Demendoza Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Demendoza 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 18 March 2014 at 18:31.

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