Noble surnames, such as Montanez, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Montanez, 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. The Montanez family originally lived in a mountainous region of that province. This local name was originally derived from the Spanish word monte, which means hill or wooded upland.
Early Origins of the Montanez family
The surname Montanez was first found in the Basque
region of northern Spain
in a hamlet near Berantevilla in Álava.
Early History of the Montanez family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montanez research.Another 499 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 128 and 1289 are included under the topic Early Montanez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Montanez Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Montoya, de Montoya, Monte, Montes, de Montes, Móntez, Montez, Montero, Monteros, de los Monteros, Montecillo, Montejo, de Montejo, Mont, Montaña, Montana, Montaño and many more.
Early Notables of the Montanez family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were seventeenth century Spanish writer Román Montero Espinosa; nineteenth century Colombian military officer José Manuel Montoya; nineteenth century Spanish bullfighter Francisco Montes, known as "Paquiro"; nineteenth century Bolivian politician Ismael Montes; nineteenth century Spanish composer Juan de Montes... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Montanez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Montanez family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Montanez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Francisca Montanez, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
- Jose Montanez, aged 11, who emigrated to America, in 1894
Montanez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Susana Montanez, aged 21, who settled in America from San Juan, in 1904
- Francisco Montanez, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1912
- Jose Montanez, aged 33, who landed in America from Canile, Spain, in 1913
- Albord Juan Montanez, aged 27, who landed in America from Valencia, Spain, in 1914
- Carlos Montanez, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from Barcelona, Spain, in 1919
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Contemporary Notables of the name Montanez (post 1700)
- Cindy Montañez (b. 1974), American Democratic Assemblywoman
- Guillermo Montañez (b. 1948), former American Major League Baseball first baseman
- Román Montañez, Spanish professional basketball player
- Pedro Montañez (1914-1996), boxer from Cayey, Puerto Rico
- Polo Montañez (1955-2002), Cuban singer and songwriter
- Luis Anibal Montañez (b. 1981), Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder
- Andrés Montañez (b. 1942), salsa singer from Puerto Rico