Montilla History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Important Dates for the Montilla family

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

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

Montilla migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Montilla Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hernando De Montilla, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Montilla (post 1700)

  • Antonio Montilla (b. 1935), Venezuelan cyclist who competed in the three events at the 1956 Summer Olympics
  • Antonio Miró Montilla (b. 1937), Puerto Rican architect and educator
  • Mariano Montilla (1782-1851), Major General of the Army of Venezuela
  • Carlos Montilla (b. 1965), Venezuelan television and theater actor
  • Víctor Montilla (b. 1970), Puerto Rican businessman, former president of the Puerto Rico Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
  • Gil Montilla (1876-1946), Filipino politician, 4th Speaker of the National Assembly from 1935 to 1938
  • José Montilla Aguilera (b. 1955), Spanish politician, 128th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2006-2010)
  • Belén Montilla Torreblanca (b. 1983), Miss Universo Chile 2006

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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