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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.
The surname Montanez was first found in the Basque region of northern Spain.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montanez research. Another 387 words (28 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.
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.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Montanez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Montanez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Montanez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Montanez 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 15 January 2016 at 04:54.