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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.

Maldonado Early Origins



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

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Maldonado Spelling Variations


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Maldonado Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Maldonado, de Maldonado, Maledonado, de Maledonado, Maldolado and many more.

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Maldonado Early History


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Maldonado Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maldonado research. Another 379 words (27 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.

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Maldonado Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maldonado Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 sailed to Peru in 1534
  • Pedro Maldonado sailed to Peru in 1534
  • Alonso Maldonado 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
  • Andres Maldonado, who arrived in America in 1828
  • Blas Maldonado, who landed in America in 1828
  • Diego Maldonado, who arrived in America in 1828
  • Gutierre Maldonado, who landed in America in 1828
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maldonado (post 1700)


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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    2. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Maldonado Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maldonado 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.

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