Montejo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Montejo was first found in the Basque region of northern Spain in a hamlet near Berantevilla in Álava.

Important Dates for the Montejo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montejo research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 128 and 1289 are included under the topic Early Montejo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Montejo 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.

Early Notables of the Montejo 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 Montejo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Montejo migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Montejo Settlers in United States in the 15th Century
  • Francisco de Montejo (1479-1548), who voyaged to America with Pedrárias Dávila. He later accompanied Hernán Cortés to Mexico, and became governor of Veracruz
Montejo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco De Montejo, who arrived in America in 1827 [1]
  • Florentino Montejo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1879 [1]

Citations

  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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