The long and noble heritage behind the name of Molinilla 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
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 Molinilla was an occupational name for a person who owned, managed, or worked in a mill. The surname Molinilla is derived from the word molino, which means mill or miller.
Early Origins of the Molinilla family
The surname Molinilla was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Molinilla family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Molinilla 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 Molinilla History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Molinilla Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Molina, Molino, Molinar, Molinero, Molinera, Moliner, Molinas, Molinos, Molinedas, Molinillo and many more.
Early Notables of the Molinilla family (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 Molinilla Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Molinilla family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso de Molina, who emigrated as a child to Mexico, where he was educated by the Franciscans. He learned the local
language, Nahuatl, and became an interpreter between the Spaniards and the indigenous people. He wrote an important Spanish/Nahuatl dictionary in 1555. Bartolomé.