Mantilla History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Mantilla, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Mantilla, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Mantilla family originally lived in a mountainous region of that province. This local name was originally derived from the Spanish word monte, which means hill or wooded upland.

Early Origins of the Mantilla family

The surname Mantilla was first found in the Basque region of northern Spain in a hamlet near Berantevilla in Álava.

Important Dates for the Mantilla family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mantilla research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 128 and 1289 are included under the topic Early Mantilla History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mantilla Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Montoya, de Montoya, Monte, Montes, de Montes, Móntez, Montez, Montero, Monteros, de los Monteros, Montecillo, Montejo, de Montejo, Mont, Montaña, Montana, Montaño and many more.

Early Notables of the Mantilla family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were seventeenth century Spanish writer Román Montero Espinosa; nineteenth century Colombian military officer José Manuel Montoya; nineteenth century Spanish bullfighter Francisco Montes, known as "Paquiro"; nineteenth century Bolivian politician Ismael Montes; nineteenth century Spanish composer Juan de Montes...
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mantilla Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mantilla migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mantilla Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jeronimo Mantilla, who landed in America in 1826 [1]
  • P Mantilla, aged 32, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]
  • D Mantilla, aged 15, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]
  • Leopoldo Mantilla, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1857 [1]
  • Jose Mantilla, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1858 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mantilla (post 1700)

  • Evelyn Mantilla, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives 4th District, 2002 [2]
  • Félix Mantilla Botella (b. 1974), former Spanish professional tennis player

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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 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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