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The surname Medrano comes from the Basque word "edi" meaning fern and the suffix "ano" which implies abundance.

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The surname Medrano was first found in Navarre.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Medrano, Medrana and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Medrano research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1773 and 1780 are included under the topic Early Medrano History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Medrano Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Galaz de Medrano, who settled in Peru in 1534
  • Hernando de Medrano, who landed in the Dominican Republic in 1534
  • Luis de Medrano immigrated to Guatemala in 1538
  • Sebastian de Medrano, who settled in Florida in 1538 Diego Medrano, who sailed to the Spanish Main in 1539
  • Francisco Medrano, who arrived in the Dominican Republic in 1568

Medrano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Galaz De Medrano, who landed in Peru in 1834
  • Hernando De Medrano, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1834
  • James Medrano, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Jose Medrano, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Jose Medrano, who migrated to Texas in 1835
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  • Pauline Medrano, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • F. Pancho Medrano, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972, 1980
  • Frank Medrano, movie actor
  • Francisco Medrano, Spanish lyric poet from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
  • Francisco Medrano, 16th–17th century Spanish poet
  • Francisco José Medrano (b. 1983), Salvadoran footballer
  • Orlando Montenegro Medrano (d. 1988), acting President of Nicaragua in 1966
  • Giovanni Antonio Medrano (b. 1703), Italian architect
  • Héctor Medrano (b. 1967), Mexican football manager and former player
  • Rosa Esther Medrano (b. 1985), volleyball and beach volleyball player from the Dominican Republic
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    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    6. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    9. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Medrano Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Medrano 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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