From the historical and enchanting region of 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
The surname Moratin was first found in Castile
, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Moratin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moratin research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1596 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Moratin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Moratin Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Moreno, Morenos, Morena, Murena, Moratín, Moratin and many more.
Early Notables of the Moratin family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Miguel Moreno (1596-1655), a Golden Age Spanish poet and writer; 18th century Spanish military officer Vicente Moreno Romero; 18th century Spanish composer Juan Moreno y Polo; 18th century Spanish naval officer Juan Joaquín Moreno; 19th century Argentinian chemist Manuel Moreno; 19th century... Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moratin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.