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Noble surnames, such as Madona, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Madona, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because Spain was conquered by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries. The Madona family originally lived in the town named Medina. Medina was a common place-name in the Iberian Peninsula during the Muslim occupation because it was the Arabic word for town.

Madona Early Origins



The surname Madona was first found in Castile, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

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Madona Spelling Variations


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Madona Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Medina, Medinilla and others.

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Madona Early History


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Madona Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Madona research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1659, 1710 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Madona History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Madona Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Madona Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were fifteenth century Spanish cosmographer Pedro de Medina of Seville; fifteenth century lyric poet Martínez de Medina; sixteenth century Mexican writer Baltasar de Medina; sixteenth century Spanish writer Bartolomé Medina...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Madona 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 or some of its variants were: Francisco de Medina, who voyaged to Mexico with Cortés, and became Governor of Chiapas in 1523. Also of note was Bartolomé Medina, a mineralogist from Seville who traveled to Mexico in 1554. Other early settlers of the New World include Hernando de Medina, who emigrated to Nicaragua in 1561.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Madona Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Madona 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 17 September 2013 at 12:50.

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