Mendieta History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Mendieta, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Mendieta, 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. 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 Mendieta family originally lived in the place named Mendoza, which is in the province of Alava. This place-name was originally derived from the Basque word mendi, which means mountain and otz, which meanscold.

Early Origins of the Mendieta family

The surname Mendieta was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Mendieta family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mendieta research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1491, 1600 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Mendieta History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mendieta Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mendoza, de Mendoza, Mendozo, Mendosa, de Mendosa, Mendoso and many more.

Early Notables of the Mendieta family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Mendieta were Rodrigo de Mendoza, created Marquis of Cenete by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1491; 15th century poet Iñigo de Mendoza; Ana Mendoza de la Cerda, daughter of Viceroy of Peru Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and Princess of Eboli; Bernardino de Mendoza, 16th century Spanish naval officer; Juan de Palafox y Mendoza (1600-1659), a...
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United States Mendieta migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mendieta Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Baltasar De Mendieta, who arrived in Nicaragua in 1834 [1]
  • Pedro De Mendieta, who landed in Cartagena in 1834 [1]
  • Pantaleon Mendieta, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1875 [1]

  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) on Facebook
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