Tellez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Tellez comes from the personal name Tello derived from the Latin "tellus" meaning "land" or "earth."

Early Origins of the Tellez family

The surname Tellez was first found in Galicia, in the northwest corner of Spain.

Early History of the Tellez family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tellez research. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1337, 1370, 1583 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Tellez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tellez Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tellez, Talles, Tello, Tell, Tel, Telo, Teles and others.

Early Notables of the Tellez family (pre 1700)

Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Tello of Castile (1337-1370), born in Seville, the seventh of the ten illegitimate children of Alfonso...
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tellez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tellez Ranking

In the United States, the name Tellez is the 3,790th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]


United States Tellez migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tellez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Francisca Tellez immigrated to Spanish America in 1528
  • Juan Tellez, who settled in Panama in 1539
  • Pedro Tellez in Guatemala in 1557
  • Juan Tellez on the Spanish Main in 1563
  • Alonso and Catalina Tellez immigrated to Peru in 1592
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Tellez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Tellez, who landed in America in 1812 [2]
  • Francisco Tellez, who landed in America in 1813 [2]
  • Francisca Tellez, who arrived in America in 1828 [2]
  • Leonor Tellez, who landed in Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1834 [2]
  • Tello Tellez, who arrived in Veragua in 1835 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Tellez migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Tellez Settlers in West Indies in the 16th Century
  • Rodrigo Tellez to the Dominican Republic in 1536
Tellez Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Rodrigo Tellez, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1836 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tellez (post 1700) +

  • Trinidad Tellez, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 2004
  • Óscar Téllez Gómez (b. 1975), former Spanish footballer
  • Erick José Téllez Fonseca (b. 1989), Nicaraguan professional defender
  • Dora María Téllez (b. 1955), Nicaraguan historian, but better known as an icon of the Sandinista Revolution
  • Danny Ernesto Téllez Murillo, Nicaraguan footballer
  • Dulce María Téllez Palacio (b. 1983), Cuban bronze medalist volleyball player who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Luis Manuel Enrique Téllez Kuenzler (b. 1958), Mexican economist, former Secretary of Energy and Secretary of Communications and Transportation
  • Norberto Téllez (b. 1972), Cuban two-time gold and four-time silver medalist runner in the 1990s
  • Félix Molina Téllez, Argentine critic and poet
  • Luis Tellez, singer of Latin music


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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