Jimeno History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Jimeno. 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 Jimeno family

The surname Jimeno 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 Jimeno family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jimeno research. Another 86 words (6 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 Jimeno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jimeno 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 Jimeno family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Jimeno 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...
Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jimeno Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Jimeno migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jimeno Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andres Jimeno, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1878 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jimeno (post 1700) +

  • Philip C. Jimeno (b. 1947), long-serving member of the Maryland State Legislature
  • William J. Jimeno (b. 1967), American Port Authority Police officer who survived the World Trade Center attack on September 11
  • Philip C. Jimeno, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Maryland State Senate 31st District [2]
  • José Joaquin Jimeno (1804-1856), Spanish missionary to the Americas


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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