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The surname Menchaca is a habitational name from the province of Burgos, derived from the Old Spanish word "mena" and the Latin word "minae" meaning "battlement." The name was typically given to someone who lived on a high spot or mountain. Mena was also a Roman goddess. Today, the Valley of Mena (Spanish: Valle de Mena) is a municipality of the province of Burgos, Spain and has a population of 3,926.

Menchaca Early Origins



The surname Menchaca was first found in Granada, in southern Spain.

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Menchaca Spelling Variations


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Menchaca Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mena, Meno, Minae, Menchaca and others.

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Menchaca Early History


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Menchaca Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Menchaca research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1411, 1456, 1st , 1603, 1675, 1613, 1614, 1628, 1688 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Menchaca History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Menchaca Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Menchaca Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family Juan de Mena (1411-1456), one of the most famous Spanish poets of the fifteenth century; António Luís de Meneses, 1st Marquis of Marialva and 3rd Count of Cantanhede (1603-1675), Portuguese general who fought in the Portuguese Restoration War; Francisco de...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Menchaca 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:

Menchaca Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Menchaca, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Jose Nasorio Menchaca, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Maria Solidad De Menchaca, who arrived in Texas in 1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Menchaca (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Menchaca (post 1700)



  • Gil Menchaca, American actor
  • Kristian Menchaca (1983-2006), American Private First Class, recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart Medal and Prisoner of War Medal
  • Penélope Menchaca (b. 1968), Los Angeles based Mexican television host, singer, and actress
  • Juan Ramón Menchaca (b. 1977), Uruguayan rugby union player
  • Richard "Dick" Menchaca (1922-2005), Mexican two-time Golden Gloves champion

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Menchaca Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Menchaca Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Menchaca 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.

    This page was last modified on 25 September 2014 at 09:14.

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