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