local or toponymic origin, being derived from the name of the place of residence of the initial bearer of the name. The place-name Mijares is derived from the word "mijo" which means "millet" and refers to a field planted with such a crop. This plant was grown for its small nutritious seeds. Thus, the place-name and surname Mijares arose in areas where millet was frequently grown.
Early Origins of the Mijares family
Early History of the Mijares family
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Mijares Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mihares, Mijara, Mijare and others.
Early Notables of the Mijares family (pre 1700)
Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo...
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Migration of the Mijares family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pedro Vicente Mijares, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1892; as well as Arce Jose Mijares, who came from Santander, Spain to Ellis Island in 1920.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mijares (post 1700)
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