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.
Early Origins of the Maldonado family
The surname Maldonado was first found in Castile, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Important Dates for the Maldonado family
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.
Maldonado Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Maldonado, de Maldonado, Maledonado, de Maledonado, Maldolado and many more.
Early Notables of the Maldonado family (pre 1700)
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.
Maldonado migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Maldonado Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Maldonado Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Francisco Maldonado Dorado del Hierro, who journeyed to America in 1523
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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