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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.

Tijerina Early Origins



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

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Tijerina Spelling Variations


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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.

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Tijerina Early History


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Tijerina Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tijerina research. Another 427 words (30 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.

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Tijerina Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tijerina Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tijerina Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tijerina (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
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    The Tijerina Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tijerina Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 May 2017 at 08:24.

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