Noble surnames, such as Sifuentes, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Sifuentes, 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. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because Spain
was conquered by the Muslim Moors
from the 8th to 12th centuries.The Sifuentes family originally lived in the region of Fuentes which is a place-name that means fountains.
Early Origins of the Sifuentes family
The surname Sifuentes was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Sifuentes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sifuentes research.Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1576, 1680 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Sifuentes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sifuentes Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fuentes, Fuente, de la Fuente, Fuentecilla, Fuéntez, Fuentez, Font, Fonte, Fontes, Fontecilla, Fontana, Fontano, Fontanal, Fontanales, Fontanals, Fontanella, Fontanet, Fontanillos and many more.
Early Notables of the Sifuentes family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Sifuentes were Juan Pedro Fontanella (1576-1680), a Catalan judge and advocate, co-instigator of the Catalan Revolt of 1640; seventeenth century Spanish navigator Bartolomé Fuentes; seventeenth century Catalan lawyer and politician Joan Pere... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sifuentes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sifuentes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sifuentes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Francisco Sifuentes, aged 30, who arrived in America from Paris, in 1898
Contemporary Notables of the name Sifuentes (post 1700)
- Marcelino Bautista Sifuentes, Mexican-born, American artist known for his papel picado
- Nicole Edwards Sifuentes (b. 1986), Canadian silver and bronze medalist track and field athlete
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