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Where did the Spanish Quintanilla family come from? What is the Spanish Quintanilla family crest and coat of arms? When did the Quintanilla family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Quintanilla 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 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Quintana, Quintanella, Quintanilla, Quintaniella, Quintano, Quinto, Quintero and many more.
First found in Castile, the medieval kingdom of the northern peninsula whose language and customs eventually spread to many countries of the world.
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.
Another 177 words(13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quintanilla Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
- 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
- Antonio Quintanilla (1787-1863), Spanish brigadier and Governor of Chiloé
- Francisco Javier Quintanilla (b. 1833), Chilean priest
- Enmanuel Humberto Quintanilla (b. 1989), Salvadoran footballer
- José Antonio Quintanilla (b. 1947), former soccer player from El Salvador
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- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
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- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
- Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
- Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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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