The Maldonado 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maldonado research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1158 and 1214 are included under the topic Early Maldonado History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Notable bearers of the family name Maldonado 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 Maldonado Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
^ 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)