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The surname Meneses 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.

Meneses Early Origins



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

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Meneses Spelling Variations


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Meneses Spelling Variations



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

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Meneses Early History


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Meneses Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meneses 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 Meneses History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meneses Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meneses 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 Meneses 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:

Meneses Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernardino De Meneses, who arrived in America in 1826
  • Juan De Meneses, who landed in America in 1828
  • Ana De Meneses, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1834
  • Diego De Meneses, who landed in Florida in 1838
  • Francisco De Meneses, who arrived in Florida in 1838

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meneses (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meneses (post 1700)



  • Alexandra Estella DeAnna "Alex" Meneses (b. 1965), American television and film actress and model
  • Juan Francisco Meneses Echanes (1785-1860), Chilean priest and politician
  • Christopher Meneses (b. 1990), Costa Rican professional defender
  • Guillermo Meneses (1911-1978), Venezuelan writer, playwright, and journalist, recipient of the Venezuelan National Prize for Literature (1967)
  • Vergel Meneses (b. 1969), retired Filipino professional basketball player
  • Claudio Andrés Meneses Cordero (b. 1988), Chilean footballer
  • Fernando Andrés Meneses Cornejo (b. 1985), Chilean footballer
  • Armando Zárate Meneses (1891-1956), Mexican doctor

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    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Meneses Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meneses 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 14 February 2015 at 05:44.

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