Early Origins of the Quiroz family
The surname Quiroz 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 Quiroz family
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Quiroz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Quintana, Quintano, Quintanna, Quintanni, Quinta, Quinto, De Quinta and many more.
Early Notables of the Quiroz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Quiroz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Quiroz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Justo Quiroz, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897
- Luz Quiroz, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1897
- Otilia Quiroz, aged 19, who emigrated to America, in 1897
Quiroz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Toribio Quiroz, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1918
- Alejandro Quiroz, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1920
- Domingo Quiroz, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
- Francisco Quiroz, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1923
- Pablo R. Quiroz, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Quiroz (post 1700)
- Fernando Quiroz (b. 1968), retired Argentine football midfielder
- Francisco Quiroz (1957-1993), former WBA Lightweight champion from Dominican Republic
- Fabiola Quiroz, Mexican photographer, model, and actress
- Guillermo Antonio Quiroz (b. 1981), Venezuelan Major League Baseball catcher for the Baltimore Orioles