Show ContentsMireles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Mireles derives from the Catalan word "miralla" which means "watch-tower," or "look-out post."

Early Origins of the Mireles family

The surname Mireles was first found in Catalonia, where the original seat of this family was located in the city and province of Lerida.

Early History of the Mireles family

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Mireles Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Miralles, Mireles, Mirelles and others.

Mireles Ranking

In the United States, the name Mireles is the 3,057th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Mireles family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catalina Mireles, who came to New Orleans in 1778; Hermenegildo Mirelez, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1849; and Francisco Miralles Herrero, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860..

Contemporary Notables of the name Mireles (post 1700) +

  • Edmundo "Ed" Mireles Jr (b. 1953), American former special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), known for his part in the 1986 FBI Miami shootout; he was the FBI Medal of Valor, and elected the Police Officer of the Year for his heroic deeds
  • Ken Mireles, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 117th District, 2012 [2]
  • Christopher Mireles Suazo (b. 1992), Mexican BMX rider at the 2015 UCI BMX World Championships
  • Carlos Mireles Morales (b. 1937), Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party
  • Alberto Miguel Martínez Mireles (b. 1950), Mexican politician affiliated with the National Action Party
  • José Manuel Mireles Valverde (b. 1958), Mexican medical physician, former leader and founder of the paramilitary self-defense groups that fought against the Knights Templar Cartel and other cartels

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  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from on Facebook