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Noble surnames, such as Monteiro, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Monteiro, 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 Monteiro 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.

Monteiro Early Origins



The surname Monteiro was first found in the Basque region of northern Spain.

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Monteiro Spelling Variations


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Monteiro Spelling Variations



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.

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Monteiro Early History


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Monteiro Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Monteiro research. Another 387 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 128 and 1289 are included under the topic Early Monteiro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Monteiro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Monteiro Early Notables (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 Monteiro 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 or some of its variants were: Francisco de Montejo (1479-1548), who voyaged to America with Pedrárias Dávila. He later accompanied Hernán Cortés to Mexico, and became Governor of Veracruz. Other early migrants to the New World included Pedro de los Monteros, who sailed to America in 1513.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Monteiro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Monteiro (post 1700)



  • J. de S. Monteiro, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Fogo, 1884
  • Anthony Monteiro, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1972
  • Antônio dos Santos Monteiro (b. 1954), Brazilian actor, director and writer
  • António Monteiro (1972-1992), Portuguese sprint canoer at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • António Manuel Mascarenhas Gomes Monteiro (1944-1991), President of Cape Verde (1991 to 2001)
  • Luís Miguel Brito Garcia Monteiro OIH (b. 1980), Portuguese footballer
  • João Monteiro (1983-2012), Portuguese table tennis player at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Jorge Filipe Monteiro dos Santos Lourenço (b. 1988), Portuguese footballer
  • Vandré Sagrilo Monteiro (b. 1979), Brazilian footballer
  • Thiago Farias Monte Monteiro (b. 1981), Brazilian four-time gold, silver and two-time bronze medalist table tennis player
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    6. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    11. ...

    The Monteiro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Monteiro 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 13 November 2015 at 09:25.

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