The prestigious Spanish surname Prieto is of local origin, as it is based on the name of a place where a man once lived or owned land. Derived from the word "apretar," meaning "dense, or thick," it may have denoted a place which was densely wooded.
Early Origins of the Prieto family
The surname Prieto was first found in the provinces of Oviedo (Asturias) and Ciudad Real (Castilla). Evidence also show the Prieto family was present in Cordoba as there is record of a Dona Maria Nicolasa Prieto de Palma who was born in Montilla in 1719.
Early History of the Prieto family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prieto research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prieto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
^ 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)
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