Pimentel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Pimentel family

The surname Pimentel was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Early History of the Pimentel family

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Pimentel Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Pimentel family (pre 1700)

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United States Pimentel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pimentel Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Garci Manuel Pimentel, who settled in Mexico in 1530
  • Antonio Pimentel, who settled in Spanish Main in 1536
  • Diego Pimentel, who settled in New Spain in 1586
  • Juan Pimentel, who settled in Ecuador in 1588
Pimentel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Antonio Pimentel, who settled in Louisiana in 1779
Pimentel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Josefa Pimentel, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816-1826 [1]
  • Juan Jose Pimentel, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Antonio Pimentel, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1836 [1]
  • Joaquin DeLosDolores Pimentel, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1855 [1]
  • Avelano Pimentel, aged 22, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1874 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Pimentel (post 1700) +

  • George Claude Pimentel (1922-1989), American inventor of the chemical laser, awarded Wolf Prize in Chemistry (1982), Peter Debye Award (1983), National Medal of Science (1985), Franklin Medal (1985) and many more
  • Julio César Pimentel (b. 1985), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Jack A. Pimentel, American politician, Mayor of Fremont, California, 1972-74; Defeated, 1978, 1982, 1989 [2]
  • José Barroso Pimentel (b. 1953), Brazilian banker and politician
  • Valentín Pimentel (b. 1991), Panamanian international footballer
  • Aquilino "Nene" Quilinging Pimentel Jr. (b. 1933), Filipino politician, President of the Senate of the Philippines from 2000-2001
  • Jesús Pimentel (b. 1940), Mexican bantamweight boxer
  • Fernando da Mata Pimentel, Mayor of Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2002-2008)
  • Eleonora Pimentel Fonesca (1758-1799), Italian noblewoman


  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 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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