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Where did the Spanish Quinones family come from? What is the Spanish Quinones family crest and coat of arms? When did the Quinones family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Quinones family history?

In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. The original bearer of the name Quinones, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Quinones family originally lived on a piece of land that was shared between a group of co-tenants for sowing having derived from the Spanish word quinon, and ultimately from the Latin word quinio, which mean a group of five.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Quiñones, de Quiñones, Quinones, de Quinones, Quiñón, de Quiñón, Quiñon, de Quiñon, Quinón, de Quinón, Quinon and many more.

First found in Asturias, birthplace of the Christian Reconquest of Spain from the Muslims.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quinones research. Another 607 words(43 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1482, 1540, and 1640 are included under the topic Early Quinones History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 54 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quinones Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Pedro de Quiñones, who sailed to Hispaniola in 1534
  • Rodrigo de Quiñones sailed to Cartagena in 1534
  • Francisco de Quiñones sailed to America in 1535
  • Juan Jorge Quiñones, who accompanied the expedition of Francisco Fajardo to Venezuela in 1559
  • Juana de Quiñones sailed to Mexico in 1576

Quinones Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro De Quinones, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1834
  • Rodrigo De Quinones, who arrived in Cartagena in 1834
  • Juana De Quinones, who arrived in Peru in 1876
  • Maria De Quinones, who landed in Peru in 1876
  • Mariana Quinones, who arrived in New Spain in 1877


  • John M. Quiñones, American television journalist
  • José María Gil-Robles y Quiñones (1898-1980), Spanish politician during the Second Republic
  • Francisco Mariano Quiñones (1830-1908), Puerto-Rican politician, a proponent of the abolition of slavery and of the self-determination of Puerto Rico
  • Oscar Carillo Quiñones (b. 1941), Peruvian chess master
  • Luciano Quiñones (b. 1948), Puerto Rican pianist and composer
  • Luis Raúl Quiñones (b. 1962), Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player


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  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. 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).
  11. ...

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

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