The distinguished Spanish surname Estefan is a proud sign of a rich and ancient heritage. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
were the patronymic
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "ez."
Early Origins of the Estefan family
The surname Estefan was first found in Galicia
, in the northwestern region of Spain.
Early History of the Estefan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Estefan research.Another 610 words (44 lines of text) covering the years 1037, 1129, and 1139 are included under the topic Early Estefan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Estefan Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Estévez, Estevez, Estébez, Estebez, Esteva, Estevas, Estebas, Esteve, Esteves, Estévan, Estevan, Estéban, Esteban, Estébanez, Estebanez, Estévanez, Estevanez and many more.
Early Notables of the Estefan family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were eighteenth century Spanish composer Pablo Esteve y Grimau; nineteenth century Spanish journalist and politician Agustín Esteban Collantes; nineteenth century Spanish military officer... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Estefan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Estefan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan Esteban, who voyaged to Nicaragua in the early 1500s and helped to claim that territory for the Spanish Crown. Other early migrants to the New World bearing this surname include Herná.
Contemporary Notables of the name Estefan (post 1700)
- Emilio Estefan Gómez (b. 1953), Cuban-American musician and producer who has won 19 Grammy Awards, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
- Gloria Estefan (b. 1957), born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García, a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman, inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame