Fuentes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Fuentes, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Fuentes, 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 Fuentes family originally lived in the region of Fuentes which is a place-name that means fountains.

Early Origins of the Fuentes family

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

Early History of the Fuentes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fuentes research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1576, 1680 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Fuentes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fuentes 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.

Early Notables of the Fuentes family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Fuentes 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 Fuentes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Fuentes migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fuentes Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Francisco de Fuentes, moved to America in 1527
  • Pedro Fuentes Manrique, moved to Peru in 1534 with a servant
  • Pedro de Fuentes, who settled in Peru in 1534
  • Luis de Fuentes, traveled to Florida in 1538
  • Mateo de Fuentes, voyaged to New Spain in 1576
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Fuentes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Jesus Fuentes, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • M Fuentes, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • P Fuentes, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Fernando Dias DeLa Fuentes, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • H L Fuentes, aged 48, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Fuentes (post 1700) +

  • Brian Christopher Fuentes (b. 1975), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 2001-2012
  • John Fuentes, American attorney and association executive
  • Ernesto Fuentes, American playwright
  • Elia Ivonne Fuentes, American dentist and art gallery owner
  • Antonio Fuentes, Spanish bullfighter
  • Alma Delia Fuentes (1937-2017), Mexican actress of film, television, and theatre
  • Nicolás Fuentes Fuentes (1941-2015), Peruvian footballer
  • Fabricio Fabio Fuentes (b. 1976), Argentine professional footballer
  • Luis Fernando Fuentes (b. 1986), Mexican football defender
  • Ismael Ignacio Fuentes Castro (b. 1981), Chilean football defender
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)


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