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The distinguished Spanish surname Puente is of local origin, derived from the name of the place where a man once lived or held land. The surname Puente is the plural form of the word "Puente" which in Spanish means "bridge," thus, the original bearer of this surname must have been born or lived in a town where there were several bridges, a feature that he decided to adopt as his surname.

Puente Early Origins



The surname Puente was first found in the valley of the Trucios in the province of Biscay in the Basque region. However, families with the Puente surname, have been present in Catalonia for many centuries. The Spanish Puente surname has appeared in documents that date as far back as the eleventh century.

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Puente Spelling Variations


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Puente Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ponte, Ponti, Pont, Ponts, Pontos, Puentes, De La Puente and many more.

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Puente Early History


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Puente Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Puente research. Another 365 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1704 and 1782 are included under the topic Early Puente History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Puente Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Puente Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Puente Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Puente Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Santos Puente, aged 48, landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Pedro DeLa Puente, who arrived in America in 1816
  • Manuel Puente, aged 25, landed in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • Juan DeLa Puente, who landed in Peru in 1834
  • Alonso DeLa Puente, who arrived in Florida in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Puente (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Puente (post 1700)



  • Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente (1923-2000), American Latin jazz and salsa musician and composer
  • Robert R. Puente, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 119th District; Elected unopposed 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002; Elected 2004; Elected unopposed 2006
  • Frank Puente Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 36th District, 1996
  • José Vicente Puente (b. 1915), Spanish novelist and Columnist
  • Herberto Alfonso Puente (b. 1913), Argentine Chemist
  • Tito Puente (1943-2000), Puerto Rican musician
  • Miguel Puente (b. 1948), Mexican baseball player
  • Isaac Puente (1896-1936), Basque physician
  • Anahí Puente (b. 1983), Mexican actress and singer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Puente Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Puente 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 November 2016 at 13:02.

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