Noble surnames, such as Fontecilla, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Fontecilla, 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 Fontecilla family originally lived in the region of Fuentes which is a place-name that means fountains.
Early Origins of the Fontecilla family
The surname Fontecilla was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Fontecilla family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fontecilla research.Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1576, 1680 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Fontecilla History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fontecilla Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fuentes, Fuente, de la Fuente, Fuentecilla, Fuéntez, Fuentez, Font, Fonte, Fontes, Fontecilla, Fontana, Fontano, Fontanal, Fontanales, Fontanals, Fontanella, Fontanet, Fontanillos and many more.
Early Notables of the Fontecilla family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Fontecilla were Juan Pedro Fontanella (1576-1680), a Catalan judge and advocate, co-instigator of the Catalan Revolt of 1640; seventeenth century Spanish navigator Bartolomé Fuentes; seventeenth century Catalan lawyer and politician Joan Pere... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fontecilla Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fontecilla family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso de la Fuente, who sailed to America in 1513; Francisco de Fuentes, to America in 1527; Pedro Fuentes Manrique, to Peru in 1534 with a servant; Juan de la Fuente, to Cartagena in 1534.
Contemporary Notables of the name Fontecilla (post 1700)
- Mercedes Fontecilla, 2nd first lady of Chile, 1811-1813
- Eduardo Fontecilla, Chilean Olympic competitor in 1956
- Ernesto Fontecilla, Chilean artist
- Francisco Vargas Fontecilla, Chilean writer and politician
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