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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.

Fuentes Early Origins



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

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Fuentes Spelling Variations


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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.

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Fuentes Early History


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Fuentes Early History



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

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Fuentes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fuentes Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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, came to 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
  • M Fuentes, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • P Fuentes, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Fernando Dias DeLa Fuentes, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • H L Fuentes, aged 48, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fuentes (post 1700)


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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
  • 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
  • Daisy Fuentes (b. 1966), Cuban television host and model
  • ... (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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Fuentes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fuentes 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 2 August 2016 at 17:38.

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