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. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because Spain was conquered by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries. The Medinilla family originally lived in the town named Medina. Medina was a common place-name in the Iberian Peninsula during the Muslim occupation because it was the Arabic word for town.
Early Origins of the Medinilla family
Castile, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Medinilla family
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Medinilla Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Medina, Medinilla and others.
Early Notables of the Medinilla family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Medinilla family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Medinilla Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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