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.
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.
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