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The long and noble heritage behind the name of Molinas first began in medieval Spain. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Spain, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Molinas was an occupational name for a person who owned, managed, or worked in a mill. The surname Molinas is derived from the word molino, which means mill or miller.

Molinas Early Origins



The surname Molinas was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Molinas Spelling Variations


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Molinas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Molina, Molino, Molinar, Molinero, Molinera, Moliner, Molinas, Molinos, Molinedas, Molinillo and many more.

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Molinas Early History


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Molinas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Molinas research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1168, 1242, 1513, 1579, 1571, 1535, 1600, 1628 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Molinas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Molinas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Molinas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were thirteenth century Castilian landowners Jimeno de Molina and Pedro Molinero; Alonso de Molina ( c. 1513-1579), a Franciscan priest and grammarian, who wrote a well-known dictionary of the Nahuatl language published...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Molinas 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:

Molinas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fco Molinas, aged 26, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1855
  • Fernando Molinas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1869

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Contemporary Notables of the name Molinas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Molinas (post 1700)



  • Osmar de la Cruz Molinas González (b. 1987), Paraguayan football central midfielder

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Molinas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Molinas 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 24 April 2014 at 10:00.

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