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

Monterrosa Early Origins



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

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Monterrosa Spelling Variations


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Monterrosa 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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Monterrosa Early History


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Monterrosa Early History



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

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Monterrosa Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Monterrosa 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 Monterrosa 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 Monterrosa (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Monterrosa (post 1700)



  • José Abrahám Monterrosa Argumedo (b. 1975), retired Salvadoran footballer who played from 1994 to 2006
  • Lieutenant Colonel Domingo Monterrosa Barrios, Salvadoran Commander of the Armed Forces of El Salvador during the Salvadoran Civil War

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
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    The Monterrosa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Monterrosa 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 21 February 2014 at 13:26.

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