Munos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Munos. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames.

Early Origins of the Munos family

The surname Munos was first found in Galicia and Castile, important Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Munos family

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Munos Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Muñoz, Munoz, Muñiz, Muniz, Muño, Muno, Muñones and many more.

Early Notables of the Munos family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Fernando Muñoz, majordomo in 1101 to King Alfonso VI of Leon and Castile; twelfth century Castilian noblemen Diego Muñoz de Saldaña and Fortun Muñoz Dávalos; Felipa Moniz...
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Munos Ranking

In the United States, the name Munos is the 9,208th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Munos migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Munos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mana Munos, aged 50, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1827 [2]
  • Bartolome Munos, aged 44, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [2]
  • Juan Munos, aged 32, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1830 [2]
  • Rosana Munos, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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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