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

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

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

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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 Montes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Montes Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juan Montes, moved to America in 1516

Montes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manuel Montes, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Cristobal De Montes, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1805
  • Juan Montes, who arrived in America in 1816
  • Lana Montes, aged 27, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Marcos Montes, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
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  • Ana Belen Montes (b. 1957), former senior analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in the United States
  • Rita C. Montes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
  • Rachel Montes, American politician, Mayor of El Monte, California, 2001
  • Miguel Montes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Mel Montes, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of El Monte, California, 2007
  • Ileana Montes, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 2012
  • Ciorah J. Montes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2004
  • Conchita Montes (1914-1994), Spanish film actress
  • Eugenio Montes, Spanish writer
  • Miguel Ángel Montes Moreno (b. 1980), Salvadoran footballer
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    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. 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).
    4. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    5. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Montes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Montes 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.

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