Where did the Spanish Medina family come from? What is the Spanish coat of arms/family crest? When did the Medina family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Medina, Medinilla and others.
First found in Castile, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Among the early explorers of the New World was Francisco de Medina, who voyaged to Mexico with Cortés, and became governor of Chiapas in 1523. Also of note was Bartolomé Medina, a mineralogist from Seville who travelled to Mexico in 1554. Other early settlers of the New World include Hernando de Medina, who emigrated to Nicaragua in 1561.
Some noteworthy people of the name Medina
* José Medina, Spanish economist
* Ann Medina, Canadian journalist.
* Francisco Medina, Argentinian politician and historian
* José Ramón Medina, Venezuelan poet, critic and professor
* José Toribio Medina, Chilean historian
* Luis Medina, professional baseball player
* Rodolfo Medina, Argentinian lawyer and professor
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