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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 Quintanilla, 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 name was originally borne by a person who lived on a shared piece of land and was obliged to pay one-fifth of the land's produce as rent which is derived from the Spanish word quintana, and the Latin word quintus, which means a fifth.

Quintanilla Early Origins



The surname Quintanilla was first found in Castile, the medieval kingdom of the northern peninsula whose language and customs eventually spread to many countries of the world.

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Quintanilla Spelling Variations


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Quintanilla Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Quintana, Quintanella, Quintanilla, Quintaniella, Quintano, Quinto, Quintero and many more.

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Quintanilla Early History


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Quintanilla Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quintanilla research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1534, 1660, 1734, 1699, 1774, 1755, 1774, 1772 and 1857 are included under the topic Early Quintanilla History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quintanilla Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quintanilla Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Quintanilla were Gonzalo de Quintana Ortuño, a thirteenth century nobleman from Burgos; Sancho de Quintaniella, a thirteenth century nobleman from Aguilar de la Frontera; Jerónimo de Quintana, seventeenth century Spanish writer; Juan de Quintana (died 1534), a Franciscan friar and confessor to...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quintanilla 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:

Quintanilla Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Diego Quintanilla, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Pedro De Quintanilla, who arrived in America in 1813
  • R Quintanilla, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1854
  • Francisco Quintanilla, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1881
  • Maria De Quintanilla, who landed in Peru in 1892

Quintanilla Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Maria Quintanilla, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Barcelona, Spain, in 1916
  • Luis Quintanilla, aged 19, who settled in America from Mexico City, Mexico, in 1919
  • Marcelino Quintanilla, aged 18, who landed in America from Anaz, Spain, in 1920
  • Benito Quintanilla, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Lierganes, Spain, in 1920
  • Soledad Quintanilla, aged 29, who emigrated to America from Anza, Spain, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quintanilla (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quintanilla (post 1700)



  • John Quintanilla, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • Humberto L. Quintanilla, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972
  • Chente Quintanilla, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 75th District; Elected 2002; Elected unopposed 2004; Elected 2006, 2008; Elected unopposed 2010
  • Carlos Quintanilla, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 33rd District, 2012
  • Abraham Issac Quintanilla Jr. (b. 1939), Mexican American singer-songwriter and record producer
  • Carl Quintanilla, Emmy-winning co-anchor of the CNBC network's "Squawk Box" morning program
  • Hector Quintanilla Jr. (1923-1998), United States Air Force (USAF) Lt Colonel
  • Abraham Isaac Quintanilla III (b. 1963), Mexican American musician and record producer
  • Omar Quintanilla (b. 1981), American Major League Baseball player
  • Selena Quintanilla (1971-1995), best known as Selena, was a Mexican American singer
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

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