Montoya

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Montoya is a Basque surname. It originally comes from a hamlet near Berantevilla in Álava, in the Basque region of northern Spain.[1] During the Reconquista, it extended southwards throughout Castille and Andalusia; the name roughly translates to mean hills and valleys[citation needed]. It has become more frequent among Gitanos than among the general Spanish population.[2]

People with the surname Montoya include

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://heraldicahispana.com/ApA/monedero-montoya.htm
  2. ^ Faure, Roberto, ed. (2001). Diccionario de apellidos españoles (in Spanish). Madrid: Espasa. Section III.3.8 page XXXIX. ISBN 978-8423922895.