Noble surnames, such as Espinoza, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The Espinoza family name is derived from one of several places named Espinosa, found in a number of Spanish regions including
and Vascongadas. The place-name Espinosa is derived from the word "espino," which means "hawthorn" and thus, the first bearer of this surname likely lived near a place where this tree grew in abundance.
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Espinoza research.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1243, 1578, 1650, 1590, 1641, 1600, 1667, 1629, 1688, 1590 and 1595 are included under the topic Early Espinoza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent among members of the family were fifteenth century theologian Alfonso de Espina, Rector of the University of Salamanca; Pedro de Espinosa (1578-1650) the Spanish poet; Juan Bautista de Espinosa (1590-1641), a Spanish painter; Jeronimo Jacinto de Espinosa (1600-1667), a Spanish painter... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Espinoza Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.