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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.

Montejo Early Origins



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

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Montejo Spelling Variations


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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.

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Montejo Early History


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Montejo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montejo research. Another 387 words (28 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.

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Montejo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Montejo 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 Montejo 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 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
  • Florentino Montejo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1879

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
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    The Montejo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Montejo 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 20 June 2015 at 06:30.

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