Ximenez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Ximenez. 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 Ximenez family

The surname Ximenez 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 Ximenez family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ximenez 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 Ximenez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ximenez 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 Ximenez family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Ximenez 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 Ximenez migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ximenez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Josefa Ximenez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802 [1]
  • Gervasio Ximenez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Jose Ximenez, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • F Ximenez, aged 30, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]
  • Esteban Ximenez, who landed in Cartagena in 1835 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Ximenez migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [2]
Ximenez Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Alonso Ximenez, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1836 [1]
  • Bernardino Ximenez, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1836 [1]
  • Maria Ximenez, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1836 [1]
  • Diego Ximenez, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1864 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ximenez (post 1700) +

  • María de los Milagros Ximénez de Cisneros Rebollo (1952-2021), Spanish journalist, writer, gossip columnist, and television personality
  • Miguel "El Chino" Ximénez Acosta (b. 1977), Uruguayan football striker
  • Miguel Alberto Flangini Ximénez (1824-1900), Uruguayan politician, President of Uruguay in 1882
  • Mariana Diaz Ximenez (b. 1983), East Timorese marathon runner


  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)
  2. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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