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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.

Montez Early Origins



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

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Montez Spelling Variations


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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.

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Montez Early History


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Montez Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montez research. Another 387 words (28 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.

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Montez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Montez Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 emigrated to the United States from Cadiz, in 1903
  • Tosca Montez, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Paris, in 1904
  • Lola Montez, aged 25, who emigrated 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Montez (post 1700)


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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
  • Christine Montez, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada, 2011
  • Arthur D. Montez, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1992
  • 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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    11. ...

    The Montez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Montez 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2015 at 09:25.

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