Pantoja History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished Spanish surname Pantoja is of toponymic origin, deriving from the place-name where the first bearer lived or held land. In this instance, the surname Pantoja derives from the place-name "Pantoja." The Pantoja 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 Pantoja family

The surname Pantoja was first found in the province of Toledo, in the region of Castilla la Nueva, in central Spain.

Early History of the Pantoja family

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Pantoja Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pantojo, Pantoyo, Pantajo and others.

Early Notables of the Pantoja 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 painter born...
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Pantoja Ranking

In the United States, the name Pantoja is the 3,822nd most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Pantoja migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pantoja Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pascasio Pantoja, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [2]
  • Rodrigo Pantoja, who arrived in Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1835 [2]
  • Hernan Pantoja, who arrived in America in 1836 [2]
Pantoja Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Serapio Pantoja, aged 22, who landed in America from Havana, in 1906
  • Christina Pantoja, aged 22, who settled in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1917
  • Juan Antonio Pantoja, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Efrain Pantoja, aged 23, who landed in America from Tampico, Mexico, in 1919
  • Juan Pantoja, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1919
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Contemporary Notables of the name Pantoja (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Antonia Pantoja (1922-2002), Puerto Rican-born, American educator, social worker, feminist, civil rights leader and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Juan Pantoja (1553-1608), Spanish painter
  • Diego de Pantoja (1571-1618), Spanish Jesuit and missionary to China
  • Isabel Pantoja (b. 1956), popular contemporary Spanish singer
  • Antonio Pantoja (b. 1948), Puerto Rican actor, comedian, dancer
  • Cristina Pantoja (b. 1944), award-winning Filipina fictionist, critic and pioneering writer
  • Alexandre Pantoja, Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who competes in the flyweight division

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  2. ^ 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) on Facebook