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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.

Fontecilla Early Origins



The surname Fontecilla was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of the Middle Ages.

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Fontecilla Spelling Variations


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Fontecilla Spelling Variations



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.

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Fontecilla Early History


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Fontecilla Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fontecilla research. Another 225 words (16 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.

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Fontecilla Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fontecilla Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fontecilla (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Fontecilla Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fontecilla 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 April 2013 at 10:10.

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