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

Fuentez Early Origins



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

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Fuentez Spelling Variations


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Fuentez 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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Fuentez Early History


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Fuentez Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fuentez research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1576, 1680 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Fuentez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fuentez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fuentez Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Fuentez 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 Fuentez 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 Fuentez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fuentez (post 1700)



  • Lucio Fuentez, American businessman

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Fuentez Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    8. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
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    The Fuentez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fuentez 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 14:55.

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