Montez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Important Dates for the Montez family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montez research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 128 and 1289 are included under the topic Early Montez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

Montez migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Montez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J. A. Montez, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1893
  • W. Montez, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1893
Montez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Manuel Montez, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Cadiz, in 1903
  • Tosca Montez, aged 20, who immigrated to America from Paris, in 1904
  • Lola Montez, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1905
  • Francisco Nobre Montez, aged 37, who landed in America from Gouveia, Portugal, in 1915
  • Rahakallee Montez, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Montez (post 1700)

  • Chris Montez (b. 1943), born Ezekiel Christopher Montanez, American singer
  • J. Manuel Montez, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas land commissioner, 1998 [1]
  • Christine Montez, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada, 2011 [1]
  • Arthur D. Montez, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1992 [1]
  • Maria Montez (1912-1951), Dominican-born motion picture actress in the 1940s, known as "The Queen of Technicolor"
  • Lola Montez (1821-1861), stage name of Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, Countess of Landsfeld, Irish dancer and actress
  • Karlos Montez Dansby (b. 1981), American NFL football linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals
  • LeGarrette Montez Blount (b. 1986), American NFL football running back
  • Randy Montez McMichael (b. 1979), American football player

Citations

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