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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hurtado Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Rodrigo Hurtado, who arrived with his brother in America in 1511
  • Alonso Hurtado, who settled in Veragua in 1535
  • Juan Hurtado, who arrived in Guatemala in 1538
  • Mencía Hurtado, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1538
  • Pedro Hurtado, who settled in the Dominican Republic in 1538
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Hurtado Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Hurtado, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Antonio Hurtado, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Ines Hurtado, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Rodrigo Hurtado, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Juan Hurtado, who arrived in America in 1816
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  • Ralph Hurtado, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Alex Hurtado, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1972
  • Aida Hurtado Ph.D., American Psychology professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Pablo Hurtado Ph.D., Spanish Research Associate with the Statistical Physics Group at the University of Granada
  • Ferran Hurtado Ph.D., Spanish professor of Geometry at the Polytechnique University in Catalunya
  • Miguel Ángel Villalta Hurtado (b. 1981), Peruvian footballer; he has made 28 appearances for the Peru national football team
  • Cheo Hurtado (b. 1960), Venezuelan musician, one of the most celebrated virtuoso performers of the cuatro, whose extremely agile strumming technique is currently believed to be unsurpassed
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    Other References

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    2. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    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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