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

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

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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montiel research. Another 387 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 128 and 1289 are included under the topic Early Montiel History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 161 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Montiel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Montiel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Francisco De Montiel, who arrived in America in 1812

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  • Dito Montiel (b. 1965), born Orlandito Montiel, an American author, screenwriter, director and musician
  • Sara Montiel (1928-2013), Spanish singer and actress
  • Fernando Montiel Martínez (b. 1979), Mexican professional boxer
  • José Arnulfo Montiel Núñez (b. 1988), Paraguayan football midfielder


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  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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  6. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
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  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
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The Montiel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Montiel 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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