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Where did the Spanish Montiel family come from? What is the Spanish Montiel family crest and coat of arms? When did the Montiel family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Montiel family history?

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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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.


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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. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  6. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. 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.

This page was last modified on 29 April 2015 at 10:38.

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