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Noble surnames, such as Modine, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Modine, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because Spain was conquered by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries. The Modine family originally lived in the town named Medina. Medina was a common place-name in the Iberian Peninsula during the Muslim occupation because it was the Arabic word for town.

Modine Early Origins



The surname Modine was first found in Castile, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

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Modine Spelling Variations


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Modine Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Medina, Medinilla and others.

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Modine Early History


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Modine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Modine research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1659, 1710 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Modine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Modine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Modine Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were fifteenth century Spanish cosmographer Pedro de Medina of Seville; fifteenth century lyric poet Martínez de Medina; sixteenth century Mexican writer Baltasar de Medina; sixteenth century Spanish writer Bartolomé Medina...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Modine 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 were:

Modine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nets August Modine, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1897

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
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    The Modine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Modine 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 17 September 2013 at 12:50.

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