Show ContentsTinoco History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Tinoco family

The surname Tinoco was 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.

Early History of the Tinoco family

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Tinoco Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Tinoco family (pre 1700)

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Tinoco Ranking

In the United States, the name Tinoco is the 11,775th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Tinoco migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tinoco Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Pedro Tinoco, who arrived in America in 1514 with four children
  • Arias Tinoco, who settled in 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 immigrated to Peru in 1592
Tinoco Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pedro Tinoco, who landed in America in 1814 [2]
  • Alvaro Tinoco, who arrived in America in 1836 [2]
  • Arias Tinoco, who landed in Florida in 1838 [2]
  • Juan Tinoco, who arrived in Peru in 1892 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tinoco (post 1700) +

  • Tania Tinoco (1963-2022), Ecuadorian journalist, author, television producer, director, TV and radio presenter, reporter, interviewer, and opinion leader
  • 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
  • Federico Tinoco Granados (1870-1931), President of Costa Rica
  • César Tinoco Richter (b. 1921), Venezuelan lawyer and political scientist
  • Arturo Tinoco Jiménez (b. 1893), civil engineer from Costa Rica

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  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) on Facebook