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The distinguished surname Menéndez comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history.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. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames.

Menéndez Early Origins



The surname Menéndez was first found in Asturias, birthplace of the Reconquest.

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Menéndez Spelling Variations


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Menéndez Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ménendez, Menendez, Méndez, Mendez, Meléndez, Melendez, Ménez, Menez and many more.

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Menéndez Early History


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Menéndez Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Menéndez research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1579, 1659, 1622 and 1634 are included under the topic Early Menéndez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Menéndez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Menéndez Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family 14th century nobleman Ruy Méndez de Sevilla; 16th century Spanish soldier and writer Luis Méndez Quijada; Afonso Mendes (1579-1659), a Jesuit theologian, and Patriarch of Ethiopia from 1622 to 1634; 17th century Spanish politician Luis Méndez de...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Menéndez 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:

Menéndez Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antonio Menéndez, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1779 with his wife Teresa Vicenta

Menéndez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sevastian Menendez, aged 22, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Ramon Menendez, aged 22, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Demetrio Menéndez, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1840
  • Demetrio Menendez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Lorenzo Menendez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Menéndez Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Lorenzo Menéndez, who opted for Puerto Rico in 1845

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Contemporary Notables of the name Menéndez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Menéndez (post 1700)



  • Robert "Bob" Menendez (b. 1954), American politician, Representative and Senator from New Jersey
  • Pidal María Goyri de Menéndez (1873-1955), Spanish Hispanist, professor, and author
  • Pidal Luís Menéndez (1860-1932), Spanish painter
  • Pidal Juan Menéndez (1861-1915), Spanish archivist, jurisconsult, historian, and poet
  • Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (1519-1574), Spanish explorer, first governor of Florida
  • Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo (1856-1912), Spanish scholar, historian, and literary critic
  • Emilio Menéndez (b. 1945), Spanish politician and member of the European Parliament
  • Mario Benjamin Menéndez (1930-2015), Argentine Governor of the Falklands during the 1982 Argentine occupation of the islands
  • Osleidys Menéndez (b. 1979), Cuban Olympic gold medalist javelin thrower
  • Manuel Menéndez (1793-1847), President of Peru
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  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)

Other References

  1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. 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. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  11. ...

The Menéndez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Menéndez 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.

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