Montero History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Montero family

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

Montero 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 Montero 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...
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Montero Ranking

In the United States, the name Montero is the 3,570th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Montero is ranked the 4,639th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [2]


United States Montero migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Montero Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Martín Montero, settled in the Spanish Main in 1534
  • Juan Montero, settled in Cartagena in 1534
Montero Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Tomasa Montero, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1811 [3]
  • Alonso Montero, who landed in America in 1817 [3]
  • Matteo Montero, aged 48, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [3]
  • Malteo Montero, aged 48, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [3]
  • Martin Montero, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1834 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Montero (post 1700) +

  • Miguel Montero (b. 1983), Venezuelan-American baseball player
  • Gabriela Montero (b. 1970), Venezuelan-American classical piano virtuoso
  • Anne M. Montero, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 [4]
  • Manuel Mayoral Montero, Spanish painter
  • Claudia Montero (1962-2021), Argentinian composer who won four Latin Grammy Awards in 2014, 2016, and 2018, and best classical album in 2018
  • Miguel Montero (1922-1975), Argentine tango singer
  • Pablo Montero (b. 1974), Mexican singer and actor
  • Mayra Montero, Cuban-Puerto Rican writer
  • Juan Esteban Montero, Chilean President (1931-1932)
  • Raúl Montero Bustamante, Uruguayan writer


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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