Tijerina History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Tijerina comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history. The original bearer of the name Tijerina, 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 Tejada is the name of various villages and towns in the province of Burgos and in Huelva. This place-name is derived from the Spanish word teja, which means roof tile or lime tree.

Early Origins of the Tijerina family

The surname Tijerina was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Early History of the Tijerina family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tijerina research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the year 1175 is included under the topic Early Tijerina History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tijerina Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tejada, de Tejada, Tejeda, de Tejeda, Tejado, Tejero, Tejera, Tejadillo, de Tejadillo, Tejería, Tejeria, Tejerina, Teja, de la Teja, Tejas, Texas, Tejo, Tejón, Tejon, Texada, Texado, Texero, Texera, Texeda, Tajada, de Tajada, Tajado, Tajero, Tajera and many more.

Early Notables of the Tijerina family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Tijerina family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Early migrants to the New World included Esteban de Tejada, who sailed to America in 1512; Cristóbal Tejero sailed to America in 1513; Alonso Tejero de la Serradilla sailed to America in 1514.

Contemporary Notables of the name Tijerina (post 1700) +

  • Reies Lopez Tijerina (1926-1960), American activist who led a struggle in the 1960s and 1970s to restore New Mexican land grants to the descendants of their Spanish colonial and Mexican owners
  • Felix Tijerina (1905-1965), American restaurateur and a Hispanic activist in Houston, Texas
  • Pepe Tijerina (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
  • Esther Chapa Tijerina (1904-1970), Mexican medical surgeon, writer, feminist, suffragist, trade unionist, and activist
  • Arturo Bonifacio de la Garza Tijerina (b. 1958), Mexican politician from the Institutional Revolutionary Party
  • Marco Aurelio Martínez Tijerina (1964-2010), Mexican journalist who was abducted and murdered in the northern city of Montemorelos

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