Prieto History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Prieto Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Preto, Prieta, Priete and others.

Early Notables of the Prieto family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Prieto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Prieto migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Prieto Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diego Prieto, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Bernard Prieto, aged 45, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1822 [1]
  • Jose Prieto, aged 46, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1827 [1]
  • Salvador Prieto, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1834 [1]
  • Juan Prieto, who landed in Columbia in 1836 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Prieto (post 1700) +

  • Vincent Prieto (b. 1960), American Democratic Party politician
  • Myrna Prieto, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984
  • Claudio Prieto (1934-2015), Spanish composer
  • Marta Prieto (b. 1978), Spanish professional golfer
  • Julio Prieto (b. 1960), Spanish footballer
  • Francine Prieto (b. 1981), former Spanish award-winning child star, a fashion model and movie actress
  • Xabier 'Xabi' Prieto (b. 1983), Spanish footballer
  • David Prieto (b. 1983), Spanish footballer
  • Luis Prieto, Spanish association football player
  • Luis Prieto, Spanish film director
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)


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