origin, derived from the name of the place where a man once lived or held land. The surname Puentes 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.
The surname Puentes was first found in the valley of the Trucios in the province of Biscay in the
region. However, families with the Puentes surname, have been present in Catalonia for many centuries. The Spanish Puentes surname has appeared in documents that date as far back as the eleventh century.
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of this family name include: Ponte, Ponti, Pont, Ponts, Pontos, Puentes, De La Puente and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso De La Puente who arrived in New Spain
in 1567; Juan DeLa Puente who sailed to Peru in 1534; and Ana De La Puente who settled in Ecuador in 1577. Later settlers included, Santos Puente who voyaged to Puerto Rico in 1803.