The distinguished Spanish surname Pantajo is of toponymic origin, deriving from the place-name where the first bearer lived or held land. In this instance, the surname Pantajo derives from the place-name "Pantoja." The Pantajo name is derived from the Greek word "panthos" which signifies "all gods," however some etymologists suggest the name derives from the Mozarabic "panucea" meaning "spindle of yarn."
Early Origins of the Pantajo family
The surname Pantajo was first found in the province of Toledo, in the region of Castilla la Nueva, in central Spain.
Early History of the Pantajo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pantajo research.Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1551, 1608 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Pantajo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pantajo Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Pantajo 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, Juan Pantojo de la Cruz (1551-1608), the Spanish... Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pantajo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pantajo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Rodrigo Pantoja who emigrated to Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1535; Ines Pantoja who sailed to New Granada in 1555 with two children, and Bernabe Pantoja who arrived in New Spain
with his wife and children in 1578. Later settlers included Pascasio Pantoja who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1803.