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Where did the Spanish Tinoco family come from? What is the Spanish Tinoco family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tinoco family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tinoco family history?

The noble surname Tinoco is of Spanish descent; however its origins are disputed among experts. The most common theory is that the name Tinoco is derived from the castilian word "tino" which means "marksmanship."


Spelling variations of this family name include: Tinocos and others.

First found in the ancient kingdom of Castile. However, early records show that the surname Tinoco was also present in the provinces of Extremadura during the early Middle Ages.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tinoco research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1700 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Tinoco History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tinoco Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Pedro Tinoco, who arrived in America in 1514 with four children
  • Arias Tinoco, who came to Florida in 1538 with his brother Diego
  • Hernando Tinoco, who sailed to Peru in 1560
  • Cristobal Tinoco who settled in New Granada in 1565
  • Juan Tinoco who emigrated to Peru in 1592

Tinoco Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro Tinoco, who landed in America in 1814
  • Alvaro Tinoco, who arrived in America in 1836
  • Arias Tinoco, who landed in Florida in 1838
  • Juan Tinoco, who arrived in Peru in 1892


  • Rodolfo Aguirre Tinoco (b. 1937), Mexican artist
  • Pedro Tinoco (1928-1993), Venezuelan businessman and politician, Venezuelan Minister of Finance (1969-1972)
  • Luís Tinoco, Portuguese composer, best known for his works including the operas Evil Machines (2008) and Paint Me (2010)
  • Alfredo Alves Tinoco (1904-1975), Brazilian footballer
  • Gonçalves Fernandes Tinoco (b. 1986), Portuguese footballer
  • Luis Demetreo Tinoco (b. 1905), professor and diplomat from Costa Rica


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The Tinoco Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tinoco 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 4 December 2015 at 11:02.

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