The Maldanado surname is derived from the Spanish "mal donado," meaning 'ill-favored," and was no doubt originally a nickname
that was adopted as a surname. Nicknames often reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name.
Early Origins of the Maldanado family
The surname Maldanado was first found in Castile
, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Maldanado family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maldanado research.Another 379 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1158 and 1214 are included under the topic Early Maldanado History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Maldanado Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Maldonado, de Maldonado, Maledonado, de Maledonado, Maldolado and many more.
Early Notables of the Maldanado family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Maldanado were sixteenth century Spanish military officer Francisco Maldonado; sixteenth century writer Juan Maldonado; eighteenth century Spanish politician and geographer Pedro Vicente... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maldanado Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Maldanado family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco Maldonado Dorado del Hierro, who journeyed to America in 1523; and participated in expeditions to Peru and Colombia. Also of note was Diego Maldonado, who voyaged to America in 1546.