Nunes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. Nunes was a patronymic surname, created from the personal name Nuño, using the common patronymic suffix is "ez."

Early Origins of the Nunes family

The surname Nunes was first found in Castile, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Nunes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nunes research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1070, 1214, 1217, 1314, 1315, 1473, 1492, 1641, 1721 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Nunes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nunes Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Núñez, Nuñez, Núnez, Nunez, Nuño and many more.

Early Notables of the Nunes 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 han destacado, por ejemplo, Pedro Núñez, who saved the life of Prince Alfonso (later Alfonso VIII) in the twelfth century; Alvar Núñez de Lara, politician, court advisor and tutor to Henry I (1214-1217); Castilian nobleman Juan Núñez de Lara (died 1314); noblemen Rui Nuño and Dia Núñez, mentioned in a document dated 1315; Alvar Núñez Osorio, made a Count by King Alfonso...
Another 113 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nunes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Nunes migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nunes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Amaro Nunes, aged 18, who settled in America from Azores, in 1895
Nunes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anna Nunes, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1908
  • Annie Nunes, who landed in America from Trinidad, West Indies, in 1911
  • Agustin Nunes, aged 21, who landed in America from Mexico, in 1911
  • Alfredo Nunes, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States from Funchol, Madeira, in 1912
  • Alfredo Rocha Nunes, aged 19, who landed in America from Terceira, Azores, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Nunes (post 1700) +

  • Robert G. Nunes, American politician, Mayor of Taunton, Massachusetts, 2007 [1]
  • R. Nunes, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Falmouth, 1884 [1]
  • J. J. Nunes, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Brava, 1884-98 [1]
  • Devin Nunes (b. 1973), American Republican politician, Business owner; U.S. Representative from California 21st District, 2003- [1]
  • Charles A. Nunes, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Falmouth, 1897 [1]
  • Antonio J. Nunes, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Brava, 1904-05 [1]
  • Anthony J. Nunes, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1948 [1]
  • Michael John Nunes (b. 1982), American actor
  • Rachel Ann Nunes (b. 1966), American best selling author
  • Julia Nunes (b. 1989), American singer and songwriter
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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