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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Hurtado family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Hurtado is a nickname type of surname for a person who was kidnapped, imprisoned or known as the escaped one. This name is derived from the Spanish word hurtar, and the Late Latin word furtare, which mean to rob, conceal, or steal.
The surname Hurtado was first found in Castile, prominent among the northern Christian kingdoms of mediaeval Spain.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hurtado, Furtado and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hurtado research. Another 360 words (26 lines of text) covering the year 1109 is included under the topic Early Hurtado History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent among members of the family were thirteenth century noblewoman Leonor Hurtado; sixteenth century Spanish poet and humanist Diego Hurtado de Mendoza; sixteenth century Spanish poet, playwright and bookseller Luis Hurtado; seventeenth century...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hurtado Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hurtado Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Hurtado Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Hurtado Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hurtado 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.
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