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Surname ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS
OTHER FORMS: Espinoza de los Monteros
Meaning & History
Originating in northern Spain in the Espinosa de los Monteros municipality, it has various meanings. One meaning is that it was the surname of hidalgos who lived in Espinosa and helped the nobles get on their horses. Another are hidalgos who served in cavalry who cam from Espinosa, named after the many spines in the region. The last meaning came from the Spanish Royal Guard Monteros de Espinosa, hidalgos from Espinosa who protected the king, like the Gentlemen at Arms.