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The noble Spanish surname Mijares is of 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.

Mijares Early Origins



The surname Mijares was first found in Santander, a province in the ancient and powerful kingdom of Castile.

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Mijares Spelling Variations


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Mijares Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mihares, Mijara, Mijare and others.

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Mijares Early History


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Mijares Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mijares research. Another 373 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1652 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Mijares History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mijares Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mijares Early Notables (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...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mijares 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mijares (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mijares (post 1700)



  • Manuel Mijares (b. 1958), popular Mexican Spanish-language singer
  • Ricardo Mijares (b. 1988), Mexican professional boxer
  • Salvador Augusto Mijares (1897-1979), Venezuelan lawyer, historian, writer, educator and journalist
  • Emil Mijares (1935-2007), award-winning Filipino jazz musician
  • Omar Mijares, retired Venezuelan professional wrestler
  • Cristian Ricardo Lucio Mijares (b. 1981), Mexican professional boxer
  • José Manuel Mijares (b. 1984), Venezuelan left-handed major league pitcher
  • Miguel Aldana Mijares (b. 1920), Mexican civil engineer
  • Jose Mijares (b. 1910), play-write in the Philippines

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    9. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    10. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
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    The Mijares Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mijares 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 21 August 2016 at 22:21.

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