Quiros History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Quiros family

The surname Quiros was first found in Messina (Sicilian: Missina; Latin: Messana), capital of the Italian province of Messina. Its history begins in 397 B.C. After a checkered history the Saracens took it in 831, and the Normans in 1061. It was host to the crusaders in 1190. Garibaldi landed in 1860 and it was the last city to be made a part of united Italy. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The family were originally a noble family from Spain at Duegnas. The heads of this family in Spain in 1660 were the Marques de Quintana del Marco of Galicia and the Marques de Quintana de las Torres, a Caballero of Calatrava.

Early History of the Quiros family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quiros research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quiros History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Quiros Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Quintana, Quintano, Quintanna, Quintanni, Quinta, Quinto, De Quinta and many more.

Early Notables of the Quiros family (pre 1700)

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United States Quiros migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Quiros Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Rodrigo Quiros, who settled in Rio de la Plata in 1535
Quiros Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan De Quiros, who landed in America in 1828 [1]
  • Bernaldo De Quiros, who arrived in Florida in 1838 [1]
  • Alonso De Quiros, who landed in Venezuela in 1863 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Quiros (post 1700) +

  • Pedro de Jesus Quirós Jiménez (1819-1883), Costa Rican military officer, landowner, and politician, two-time Vice President of Costa Rica (1877 to 1882) and (1881 to 1882)
  • Víctor Guardia Quirós (1873-1959), Costa Rican lawyer and writer
  • Manuel José de Quirós (d. 1765), Guatemalan composer
  • José Félix Quirós (1811-1883), President of El Salvador (1846–1848)
  • Adolfo Quiros (b. 1853), Chilean poet
  • Lorenzo Quiros (1717-1789), Spanish historical painter
  • José Pablo Quirós (1905-1988), Costa Rican politician
  • Juan Quirós Segura (b. 1956), Spanish professional golfer
  • Heriberto Quiros Linton (b. 1972), former Costa Rican football player
  • Álvaro Quirós García (b. 1983), Spanish professional golfer

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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