The distinguished surname Neito is of Spanish origin and is derived from a nickname
designated to the first bearer of the name. In this case, the surname derives from the Castilian word "nieto," meaning "grandson." As a nickname
, "Nieto" referred to the grandson of an elderly person, well known in his community; most likely someone with profound knowledge, or one who held a certain professional position.
Early Origins of the Neito family
The surname Neito was first found in the mountains of Leon. One of the most ancient families established in Castile
with this surname was originally a Basque
family from Dudagoitia, with their "casa solar," or ancestral family seat
, in Bernagoitia.
Early History of the Neito family
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Neito Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Neito family (pre 1700)
Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neito Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Neito family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Diego Nieto who voyaged to Nombre de Dios Panama in 1534; Alvar Nieto who came to Argentina in 1539; Sebastian Nieto who arrived in New Spain