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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Jimenez. 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."

Jimenez Early Origins



The surname Jimenez was first found in Old Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

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Jimenez Spelling Variations


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Jimenez 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.

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Jimenez Early History


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Jimenez Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jimenez research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1101, 1246, 1170, 1247, 1355, 1435, 1390, 1423, 1436, 1517, 1462, 1505, 1499, 1510, 1533, 1568, 1569, 1666, 1729, 1601 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Jimenez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jimenez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jimenez Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Jimenez 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...

Another 178 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jimenez 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 were:

Jimenez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Francisco Jiménez, who emigrated to Chile in 1560
  • María Jiménez, to Colombia in 1560
  • Lorenzo Jiménez, to Mexico in 1560
  • Juana Jiménez, to Nicaragua in 1561
  • Simón Jiménez, to New Spain in 1561 with his wife Ana and children Simón and Juana
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jimenez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mari Jimenez, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Juan Jimenez, who landed in America in 1812
  • Blas Jimenez, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Ana Jimenez, who landed in America in 1812
  • Anton Jimenez, who arrived in America in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jimenez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jimenez (post 1700)



  • Ruben Jimenez Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • Rebecca Jimenez, American politician, Mayor of Guadalupe, Arizona, 2013
  • Michael A. Jimenez, American politician, Representative from New York 34th District, 1952
  • Maria Jimenez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004, 2008
  • Margarita Jimenez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000
  • Guillermo Jimenez, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012
  • Elva Jimenez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984
  • Jason Jimenez (b. 1976), American professional baseball player
  • Juan Ramon Jimenez (1881-1958), Spanish poet, winner of the 1956 Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Jerónimo Jiménez (1854-1923), Spanish composer
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    7. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Jimenez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jimenez 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 July 2016 at 20:47.

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