Hinojosa History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble surname Hinojosa is of Spanish descent, and appears to be of toponymic origin. Toponymic surnames are those names which derive their origin from a particular place-name near which the original bearer lived or held land. In this instance, the surname Hinojosa is derived from the place-name Hinojo. The Spanish word "hinojo"is derived from the Latin "fenuculum" diminutive form of "fenum" meaning "hay."

Early Origins of the Hinojosa family

The surname Hinojosa was first found in Teruel, in the region of Aragon. The earliest records of the surname Hinojosa are found in the records of the Spanish Order of Carlos III.

Early History of the Hinojosa family

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Hinojosa Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hinojos, Hinojosas, Hinojal, Inojar and others.

Early Notables of the Hinojosa family (pre 1700)

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United States Hinojosa migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hinojosa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Hinojosa, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1802 [1]
  • Alvaro De Hinojosa, who landed in America in 1834 [1]
  • Luis De Hinojosa, who arrived in New Spain in 1877 [1]
  • Juan De Hinojosa, who landed in Peru in 1892 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hinojosa (post 1700) +

  • Rubén E. Hinojosa (b. 1940), American politician, U.S. House of Representative for Texas (1997-2017)
  • Christin Hinojosa (b. 1976), American actress
  • Rolando Hinojosa (b. 1929), American novelist, essayist, poet
  • Maria Hinojosa (b. 1961), Mexican American broadcast journalist
  • Leticia "Tish" Hinojosa (b. 1955), American folksinger
  • Juan Jesus “Chuy” Hinojosa (b. 1946), Democratic member of the Texas Senate
  • José María Hinojosa (1904-1936), Spanish poet
  • Mario Hinojosa Cardona (b. 1919), radiologist in Ecuador
  • Luis Hinojosa Berrones (b. 1914), Mexican cardiologist
  • Emilio Hinojosa Berrones (b. 1912), lawyer in Mexico


  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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