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Where did the Spanish Montes family come from? What is the Spanish Montes family crest and coat of arms? When did the Montes family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Montes family history?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.
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.
First found in the Basque region of northern Spain.
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.
Another 161 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Montes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Montes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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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