Ximenes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Ximenes. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "ez."

Early Origins of the Ximenes family

The surname Ximenes was first found in Old Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times. One of the first records of the family was García Jiménez (c. 835-885) who was king of a part of Pamplona in the late 9th century. He was the progenitor of the the Jiménez dynasty, a medieval ruling family from the 9th century which made part of most of the royal houses and kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula.

Early History of the Ximenes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ximenes research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1101, 1246, 1170, 1247, 1355, 1435, 1390, 1423, 1436, 1517, 1462, 1505, 1499, 1510, 1533, 1568, 1569, 1666, 1729, 1601 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Ximenes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ximenes Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jiménez, Jimenez, Giménez, Gimenez, Siménez, Simenez, Geméniz, Gemeniz, Jeméniz, Jemeniz, Ximénez, Ximenez, Gímez, Gimez, Jimeno and many more.

Early Notables of the Ximenes family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Ximenes Garci Jiménez, a nobleman living in Toledo in 1101; noblemen Iñigo Ximénez de Lanclares and Martín Ximénez de Alava, witnesses to a document dated 1246; Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada (1170-1247), chronicler and historian to the Royal Court of Navarre; Pedro Jiménez de Segura, Ambassador of King James the Conqueror to the court of Granada in the late 13th century; Juan Ximénez (or Jiménez) Cerdán (c. 1355-1435), a fiscal and constitutional lawyer and legal theorist who served as the Justicia Mayor of the Kingdom of Aragon from 1390 until 1423; Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros...
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United States Ximenes migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ximenes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Isaac Ximenes, who landed in New York in 1789 [1]
Ximenes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Jose Ximenes, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1810 [1]
  • Francisco Ximenes, aged 27, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]
  • Gonzalo Ximenes, who arrived in Mexico in 1836 [1]
  • Maria Ximenes, who arrived in America in 1868 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ximenes (post 1700) +

  • Sir Morris Ximenes (1762-1837), aka Moses Ximenes, British captain in the British Army and Berkshire landowner, High Sheriff of Berkshire in 1805, a descendant of Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros
  • Francisco Ximenes de Texada y Eslava (1703-1775), the 69th Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta from 1773 to 1775
  • Lieutenant-General Sir David Ximenes KCH (1777-1848), British Army officer, magistrate and Berkshire landowner, a direct descendant of Cardinal Ximenes de Cisneros, the Grand Inquisitor (1436-1517)
  • Brigadier-General Julio Ximenes Senior (1901-1975), Brazilian scientist and medical doctor, in the research field of biochemistry, microbiology
  • Francisco Ximenes de Cismeros (1436-1517), Spanish statesman


  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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