Maldonado History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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:

Maldonado Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Francisco Maldonado Dorado del Hierro, who journeyed to America in 1523
  • Andrés Maldonado, who sailed to America in 1528
  • Gonzalo Maldonado, who sailed to Peru in 1534
  • Pedro Maldonado, who sailed to Peru in 1534
  • Alonso Maldonado, who sailed to Cartagena in 1535
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Maldonado Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alonso Maldonado, who landed in America in 1811 [1]
  • Andres Maldonado, who arrived in America in 1828 [1]
  • Blas Maldonado, who landed in America in 1828 [1]
  • Diego Maldonado, who arrived in America in 1828 [1]
  • Gutierre Maldonado, who landed in America in 1828 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Maldonado (post 1700)

  • Abel Maldonado (b. 1967), American politician, the 48th Lieutenant Governor of California
  • Pedro Maldonado, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2004 [2]
  • Myrna Maldonado, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2008 [2]
  • Miguel Maldonado, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2008 [2]
  • Leonard Maldonado, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 2008 [2]
  • Juan J. Maldonado, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000, 2004, 2008 [2]
  • Hector Maldonado, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 2012 [2]
  • Diana Maldonado, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 52nd District; Elected 2008; Defeated, 2010 [2]
  • Daniel Q. Maldonado, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 [2]
  • Cecilio Maldonado, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 35th District, 1998 [2]
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  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, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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