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Where did the Spanish Miramontes family come from? What is the Spanish Miramontes family crest and coat of arms? When did the Miramontes family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Miramontes family history?

The Spanish surname Miramontes is of noble descent and appears to be of toponymic origin, deriving from a place name where the original bearer resided or held land. The family name Miramontes is composed of the elements "mira" and "montes," two Spanish words with the combined meaning of "place with a view of the mountains."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Miramontes, Miramontez, Miramonte, Miramón and many more.

First found in the village of Miramontes, situated in the province of La Coruna.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Miramontes research. Another 392 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1809 and 1885 are included under the topic Early Miramontes History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Miramontes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan De Miramonte who left Seville and emigrated to New Spain in 1562; and Florentino Miramonte who settled in Puerto Rico in 1860.

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  • David Fernández Miramontes (b. 1976), Spanish retired footballer
  • Luis Suárez Miramontes (b. 1935), former Spanish footballer and manager
  • Juan Jose Candelario Miramontes (1789-1846), early Mexican settler who was granted what became known as Rancho Miramontes in 1841, a 4,424-acre grant in present day San Mateo County, California
  • Matías Martín Miramontes (b. 1981), Argentine footballer
  • Luis Ernesto Miramontes Cárdenas (1925-2004), Mexican chemist known as the co-inventor of the progestin norethindrone used in one of the first three oral contraceptives, awarded the Mexican National Prize in Chemistry (1986)
  • Arnulfo Miramontes (b. 1882), renowned Mexican composer


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The Miramontes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Miramontes 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 16 January 2015 at 07:56.

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