Montalvan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Montalvan family

The surname Montalvan was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Istanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Montalvan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montalvan research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1300, and 1575 are included under the topic Early Montalvan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Montalvan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Montalto, Montaldo, Montalti, Montalvo, Montaldi, Monte Alto, Montalvo, Montalt and many more.

Early Notables of the Montalvan family (pre 1700)

By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated the Austrians, and the region came under Spanish rule once more. In 1799...
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Montalvan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Montalvan migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Montalvan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pero De Montalvan, who landed in America in 1811 [1]
  • Francisco De Montalvan, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Juan De Montalvan, who arrived in America in 1817 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Montalvan (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Pedro J.II Montalvan (b. 1949), Nicaragua-born, American theologian, Suffragan Bishop Of Anglican Church International Communion, Virginia, USA
  • Luis Carlos Montalvan (1973-2016), American soldier and author, known for his New York Times Bestselling memoir, Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him
  • Cristina del Carmen Ferral Montalván (b. 1993), Mexican footballer
  • Emilio Álvarez Montalván (1919-2014), Nicaraguan ophthalmologist and a Foreign Minister of the Republic of Nicaragua


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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