Nieto History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Nieto 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 Nieto family

The surname Nieto 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 Nieto family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nieto research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 175 and 1756 are included under the topic Early Nieto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nieto Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Niedo, Nietos, Nievo, Neito and others.

Early Notables of the Nieto 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 Nieto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Nieto migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nieto Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Nieto, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Pedro Nieto, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Antonio Nieto, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Alonso Nieto, who arrived in America in 1827 [1]
  • Francisco Nieto, who landed in America in 1828 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Nieto (post 1700) +

  • Jamie Nieto (b. 1976), American high jumper, competitor at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens
  • Pedro G. Nieto, American politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives, 1994, 2002 [2]
  • Gloria Nieto, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 2000, 2004; Member of Democratic National Committee from New Mexico, 2002-04 [2]
  • Consuelo Nieto, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000 [2]
  • Rafael Gómez Nieto (1921-2020), Spanish soldier, veteran of the Spanish Civil War and World War II who died from COVID-19
  • Ángel Nieto Roldán (1947-2017), Spanish professional Grand Prix motorcycle racer with a total of 90 Grand Prix victories
  • Manuel Nieto (1844-1915), Spanish composer
  • Pablo Nieto (b. 1980), Spanish motorcycle racer
  • Juan Crisostomo Nieto, Chachapoyas judge who brought the fortress of Kuelap to the attention of the world in the 1840s
  • Domingo Nieto (1803-1844), President of Peru between 1843 and 1844
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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