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Where did the Spanish Pimental family come from? What is the Spanish Pimental family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pimental family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pimental family history?

The Pimental surname is derived from the Portuguese word "pimenta," meaning "red pepper."


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pimental, Pimentel, Pimentall, Pimentell and others.

First found in Castile, in north central Spain.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pimental research. Another 425 words(30 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pimental History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Pimental Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pimental Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ferdinand Pimental, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1868


  • Nancy Marie Pimental (b. 1965), American actress and screenwriter
  • Edward F. Pimental (1965-1985), United States Army specialist
  • Brian Pimental, American veteran story artist and director of animated films
  • José Luis Vizcaíno Pimental (b. 1968), former American Major League Baseball player


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  2. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  5. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

The Pimental Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pimental Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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