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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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The surname Miramontes was first found in the village of Miramontes, situated in the province of La Coruna.

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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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    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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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.

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