Tenorio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished Spanish surname Tenorio is of nickname origin. Nickname surnames are those names which are based on a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. In this instance, the surname Tenorio means "a womanizer" or a person who has characteristics of a Don Juan.

Early Origins of the Tenorio family

The surname Tenorio was first found in the northwestern region of Galicia in the province of Pontevedra.

Early History of the Tenorio family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tenorio research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1642 is included under the topic Early Tenorio History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tenorio Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tenorios, Tanorio and others.

Early Notables of the Tenorio family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Tenorio Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Tenorio migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tenorio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cristobal Tenorio, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • Rafael Tenorio, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1840 [1]
  • Gregorio Tenorio, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1857 [1]
  • Jose Tenorio, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1870 [1]
Tenorio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Antonio Tenorio, aged 40, who settled in America from Barcelona, Spain, in 1910
  • Jose Tenorio, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico City, in 1913
  • Francesca Tenorio, aged 26, who immigrated to America from Havana, Cuba, in 1915
  • Primitivo Tenorio, aged 54, who immigrated to the United States from Palmira, Columbia, in 1916
  • Manuel Tenorio, aged 25, who landed in America from Puenta Arenas, Costa Rica, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Tenorio (post 1700) +

  • Roman Tenorio Palacios, American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Northern Mariana Islands, 2008; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Northern Mariana Islands Territory, 2008
  • Manuel Tenorio Agulto, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Northern Mariana Islands Territory, 2008
  • Edward Tenorio, American Republican politician, Northern Mariana Islands Republican Party chair, 2008; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Northern Mariana Islands Territory, 2008
  • Elisa Mendoza Tenorio, Spanish actress
  • Edwin Rolando Tenorio Montaño (b. 1976), Ecuadorian football midfielder
  • Pedro "Pete" Pangelinan Tenorio (b. 1934), second and fifth elected Governor of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Froilan Cruz Tenorio (b. 1939), fourth elected Governor of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Byron Zózimo Tenorio (b. 1966), retired Ecuadorian football defender, member of the Ecuador national football team for nine years
  • Antônio Tenório da Silva (b. 1970), Brazilian judoka
  • Carlos Vicente Tenorio Medina (b. 1979), Ecuadorian footballer


  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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