Gimenez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Gimenez. 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."
Early Origins of the Gimenez family
The surname Gimenez was first found in Old Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times. One of the first records of the family was García Jiménez (c. 835-885) who was king of a part of Pamplona in the late 9th century. He was the progenitor of the the Jiménez dynasty, a medieval ruling family from the 9th century which made part of most of the royal houses and kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula.
Early History of the Gimenez family
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Gimenez Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Jiménez, Jimenez, Giménez, Gimenez, Siménez, Simenez, Geméniz, Gemeniz, Jeméniz, Jemeniz, Ximénez, Ximenez, Gímez, Gimez, Jimeno and many more.
Early Notables of the Gimenez family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Gimenez Garci Jiménez, a nobleman living in Toledo in 1101; noblemen Iñigo Ximénez de Lanclares and Martín Ximénez de Alava, witnesses to a document dated 1246; Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada (1170-1247), chronicler and historian to the Royal Court of Navarre; Pedro Jiménez de Segura, Ambassador of King James the Conqueror to the court of Granada in the late 13th century; Juan Ximénez (or Jiménez) Cerdán (c. 1355-1435), a fiscal and constitutional lawyer and legal theorist who served as the Justicia Mayor of the Kingdom of Aragon from 1390 until 1423; Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros...
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In the United States, the name Gimenez is the 15,822nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.  However, in France, the name Gimenez is ranked the 653rd most popular surname with an estimated 7,266 people with that name. 
Gimenez migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gimenez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Augustin Gimenez, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 
- Andres Gimenez, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835 
- Ramon Gimenez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1853 
- Juan Gimenez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1855 
- Carlos Gimenez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1856 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Gimenez (post 1700) +
- Carlos A. Gimenez (b. 1954), Cuban American retired firefighter elected Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Florida in 2011
- Sébastien Gimenez (b. 1974), French football goalkeeper
- Pablo Gimenez (b. 1981), Paraguayan football player
- Luciana Gimenez (b. 1970), Brazil fashion model and TV show hostess
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
- ^ 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)