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Multiple Origins for the Surname Mendoza


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Noble surnames, such as Mendoza, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Mendoza, 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 Mendoza 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.

Mendoza Early Origins



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

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Mendoza Spelling Variations


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Mendoza Spelling Variations



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

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Mendoza Early History


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Mendoza Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mendoza research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1491, 1600 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Mendoza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mendoza Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mendoza Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Mendoza 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...

Another 69 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mendoza 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:

Mendoza Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Cristóbal de Mendoza, who sailed to America in 1511
  • Diego de Mendoza, arrived in America in 1511 with his brother, son and a servant
  • Francisco de Mendoza, moved to Cartagena in 1534
  • Marcos de Mendoza, settled in Peru in 1534
  • Sancho de Mendoza, landed in Hispaniola in 1534
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mendoza Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alonso De Mendoza, who landed in America in 1810
  • Cristobal De Mendoza, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Francisco De Mendoza, who landed in America in 1813
  • Sebastian De Mendoza, who arrived in America in 1814
  • Marcos De Mendoza, who arrived in Peru in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mendoza (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mendoza (post 1700)



  • Lisa Mendoza, American news producer
  • Lydia Mendoza, American singer and songwriter
  • Sylvia D Mendoza, American television advertising executive
  • Eduardo Mendoza (b. 1943), Spanish novelist from Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Antonio Escobar Mendoza (1589-1669), Spanish Jesuit casuist
  • Cristina Mendoza, Spanish art historian
  • Leandro Ramos Mendoza (1946-2013), Filipino politician, Executive Secretary (2010), Director General of Police (2001–2002), Secretary of Transportation and Communications (2002–2010)
  • June Mendoza, British portrait painter
  • Francisco Mendoza, Mexican painter
  • Vicente T Mendoza, Mexican musicologist and folklorist
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Mendoza


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Suggested Readings for the name Mendoza



  • Shamrocks and Fleurs-de lis; a Louisiana Genealogy of the O'Brien, Mendoza, Verret, de la Chaise, Chauvin and Allied Families by Leland Dudley O'Brien.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    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. 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.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
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    The Mendoza Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mendoza 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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