Munoz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Munoz. 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 Munoz family

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

Early History of the Munoz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Munoz research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1077, 1101, 1684 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Munoz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Munoz Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Munoz 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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Munoz World Ranking

In the United States, the name Munoz is the 319th most popular surname with an estimated 84,558 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Munoz is ranked the 474th most popular surname with an estimated 9,354 people with that name. [2] And in South America, the name Munoz is the 60th popular surname with an estimated 70 people with that name. [3]


United States Munoz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Munoz Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Gonzalo Muñoz, who arrived in San Juan Island in 1511
  • Miguel Muñoz, who opted for Venezuela in 1534
  • Diego Muñoz, who arrived in Guatemala in 1538
  • Hernando Muñoz, who arrived in Florida in 1538
  • Pero Muñoz, who arrived in Peru in 1560
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Munoz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mateo Munoz, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [4]
  • Lorenzo Munoz, who arrived in America in 1812 [4]
  • Garcia Munoz, who landed in America in 1812 [4]
  • Isabel Munoz, who landed in America in 1813 [4]
  • Martin Munoz, who landed in America in 1813 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Munoz migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [5]
Munoz Settlers in West Indies in the 16th Century
  • Pedro Muñoz, who settled in the Dominican Republic in 1517
Munoz Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Gaspar Munoz, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1835 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Munoz (post 1700) +

  • Trini Munoz, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State Board of Education 1st District, 2002 [6]
  • Tony Munoz, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2004 [6]
  • Sergio Munoz Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Elected Texas State House of Representatives 36th District 2012 [6]
  • Sergio Munoz, American Democratic Party politician, Democratic Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 36th District, 1996, 2000 [6]
  • Ricardo Munoz, American Democratic Party politician, Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 ; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 2012 [6]
  • Reynoldo Munoz, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996 [6]
  • Peter Munoz, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, 2007 [6]
  • Mark O. Munoz, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000 [6]
  • Lydia E. Munoz, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980 [6]
  • Lou Munoz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 2008 [6]
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_South_America
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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