Salinas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Salinas. The original bearer of the name Salinas, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. 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. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The name Salinas is a corruption of the surname Salillas, which is derived from the Germanic word "sal," which means "building" and the diminutive ending "illas." The first bearer of this surname inhabited a large building or fortress, which was the most prominent construction of the town.
Early Origins of the Salinas family
The surname Salinas was first found in Asturias, birthplace of the Reconquest.
Early History of the Salinas family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salinas research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1513, 1590, 1649, 1720, 1704 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Salinas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Salinas Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Salinas, Salina, Sala, Salas and others.
Early Notables of the Salinas family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Salinas were Francisco de Salinas (1513-1590), a Spanish music theorist and organist; seventeenth century poet Juan de Salinas; Alonso Jerónimo de Salas Barbadillo, seventeenth century Spanish playwright and novelist; Don Diego Esteban Gómez de Salinas y Rodríguez de Villarroel (1649-1720), the last Spanish Governor of Gibraltar; he held the post when The Rock...
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In the United States, the name Salinas is the 617th most popular surname with an estimated 47,253 people with that name.  However, in France, the name Salinas is ranked the 6,400th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. 
Salinas migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Salinas Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
- Francisco de Salinas, who settled in San Juan Island in 1533
- Rodrigo Salinas, moved to Peru in 1534
- Gerónimo de Salinas, settled in New Granada in 1555
- Manuel de Salinas, moved to Peru in 1591
- Pedro de Salinas, moved to Peru in 1594 with his wife and two children
Salinas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Juan De Salinas, who arrived in America in 1813 
- Jose Salinas, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1821 
- Francisco De Salinas, who arrived in San Juan Island in 1833 
- Rodrigo De Salinas, who arrived in Peru in 1834 
- Francisco Salinas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1837-1838 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Salinas (post 1700) +
- Lupe Salinas, American judge
- Harry Roger Salinas, American government official
- Tony Salinas, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988 
- Ignacio Salinas Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996, 2000; Member of Texas State House of Representatives; Elected 1998, 2000; Defeated, 2002 (31st District) 
- E. D. Salinas, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956 
- C. G. Salinas, American politician, U.S. Consul in Pernambuco, 1847-49 
- Julio Salinas Fernández (b. 1962), retired Spanish footballer
- Pedro Salinas, Spanish poet
- Carmen Salinas (1933-2021), Mexican actress, known for Love Rules (2012), Man on Fire (2004) and Triumph of Love (2010)
- César Salinas (1961-2020), Bolivian association football chairman and president
- ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html