Montes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Montes family

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

Early History of the Montes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montes research. Another 194 words (14 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.

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


United States Montes migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Cristobal De Montes, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1805 [1]
  • Juan Montes, who arrived in America in 1816 [1]
  • Lana Montes, aged 27, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Marcos Montes, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Montes (post 1700) +

  • 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 [2]
  • Rachel Montes, American politician, Mayor of El Monte, California, 2001 [2]
  • Miguel Montes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 [2]
  • Mel Montes, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of El Monte, California, 2007 [2]
  • Ileana Montes, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 2012 [2]
  • Ciorah J. Montes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2004 [2]
  • Conchita Montes (1914-1994), Spanish film actress
  • Eugenio Montes, Spanish writer
  • Miguel Ángel Montes Moreno (b. 1980), Salvadoran footballer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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