Montesano History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Noble surnames, such as Montesano, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Montesano, 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 Montesano 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 Montesano family
The surname Montesano was first found in the Basque region of northern Spain in a hamlet near Berantevilla in Álava.
Early History of the Montesano family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montesano research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 128 and 1289 are included under the topic Early Montesano History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Montesano 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 Montesano 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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Migration of the Montesano family
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Montesano (post 1700) +
- Michael J. Montesano Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 55th District, 1962 
- Michael J. Montesano (1895-1961), American Democratic Party politician, Circuit Judge in New York 8th District, 1955-56; Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1956 
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