Jiménez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Jiménez. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain 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 Jiménez family

The surname Jiménez was first found in Old Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

Important Dates for the Jiménez family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jiménez research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1101, 1246, 1170, 1247, 1355, 1435, 1390, 1423, 1436, 1517, 1462, 1505, 1499, 1510, 1533, 1568, 1569, 1666, 1729, 1601 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Jiménez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jiménez Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jiménez, Jimenez, Giménez, Gimenez, Siménez, Simenez, Geméniz, Gemeniz, Jeméniz, Jemeniz, Ximénez, Ximenez, Gímez, Gimez, Jimeno and many more.

Early Notables of the Jiménez family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Jiménez Garci Jiménez, a nobleman living in Toledo in 1101; noblemen Iñigo Ximénez de Lanclares and Martín Ximénez de Alava, witnesses to a document dated 1246; Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada (1170-1247), chronicler and historian to the Royal Court of Navarre; Pedro Jiménez de Segura, Ambassador of King James the Conqueror to the court of Granada in the late 13th century; Juan Ximénez (or Jiménez) Cerdán (c. 1355-1435), a fiscal and constitutional lawyer and legal theorist who served as the Justicia Mayor of the Kingdom of Aragon from 1390 until 1423; Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros...
Another 128 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jiménez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jiménez migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jiménez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Francisco Jiménez, who immigrated to Chile in 1560
  • María Jiménez, to Colombia in 1560
  • Lorenzo Jiménez, to Mexico in 1560
  • Juana Jiménez, to Nicaragua in 1561
  • Simón Jiménez, to New Spain in 1561 with his wife Ana and children Simón and Juana
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Jiménez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mari Jimenez, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • Juan Jimenez, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Blas Jimenez, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]
  • Ana Jimenez, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Anton Jimenez, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Jiménez (post 1700)

  • Jason Jimenez (b. 1976), American professional baseball player
  • Ruben Jimenez Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008 [2]
  • Rebecca Jimenez, American politician, Mayor of Guadalupe, Arizona, 2013 [2]
  • Michael A. Jimenez, American politician, Representative from New York 34th District, 1952 [2]
  • Maria Jimenez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004, 2008 [2]
  • Margarita Jimenez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000 [2]
  • Guillermo Jimenez, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012 [2]
  • Elva Jimenez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984 [2]
  • Juan Ramon Jimenez (1881-1958), Spanish poet, winner of the 1956 Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Jerónimo Jiménez (1854-1923), Spanish composer
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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