Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Moratin family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name.
Early Origins of the Moratin family
Castile, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Moratin family
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Moratin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Moreno, Morenos, Morena, Murena, Moratín, Moratin and many more.
Early Notables of the Moratin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Moratin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso Moreno, who sailed to America in 1511; Francisco Moreno sailed to America in 1513; Juan Moreno sailed to New Spain in 1534 with his nephew Francisco.
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