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Pinedo people

The custom of passing surnames on to the next generation did not become customary until the 13th and 14th Century.  In the middle ages it was not uncommon to use the name of the place or region where the person came from as a surname, and in Spain the use of the word "de", ("of" in English) was used to connect the surname to the given name.  The earliest known people with surnames that included the Pinedo name were "de Pinedo", or "of" or "from" Pinedo.

Pinedos in History

  • Alonso Alvarez de Pinedo (or Pineda) Spanish explorer and cartographer who in 1519 led an expedition to the Gulf of Mexico  He was the first European to see the Mississippi River and Gulf Coast , his map is now the earliest document in Texas history, and he suffered an untimely death killed by Indians.
  • Gonzalo Diaz de Pinedo (Pineda) Spanish conquistador who helped Pizarro capture the Inca Atahualpa in 1532. Later became Governor of Quito and explorer of the upper Amazon with Gonazalo Pizarro.
  • Baltasar Pinedo c1580's Spanish actor and theater company manager, Shakespeare contemporary.
  • Thomas de Pinedo was a 17th Century Portuguese-Jewish scholar educated by the Jesuits in Spain who was persecuted by the Inquisition and fled to Holland.
  • Agustín Fernando de Pinedo was Governor of Paraguay from 1770 to 1777 and was the founder of Concepción where his statue stands today
  • Manuel Pando Fernández de Pinedo, Marques of Miraflores,(1792-1872) Spanish politician, diplomat and historian.
  • Encarnación Pinedo (1848-1902) was renowned cook whose recipes were published in landmark book El cocinero español (The Spanish Cook),the first cookbook written by a Hispanic in the United States, "Californio" food, Mexican cuisine by the Spanish-speaking people born in California.  Her father was a native of Ecuador.
  • Emile Pinedo (1840-1916) French Sculptor.
  • Francesco De Pinedo (1890-1933) was a famous Italian aviator.  In 1925 he successfully flew a biplane from Rome to Australia to Japan then back to Rome following which he made a number of long-distance flights.  In 1933 he was killed crashing his plane upon takeoff in New York.
  • Bonifacio Pinedo (c. 1880-1960's), known as the Black King (El Rey Negro) of the Afro-Bolivians, was a descendant of a noble African tribe native to the Congo, whose ancestors were brought to the Americas as slaves by the Spanish conquistadors.  It was common for slaves to adopt the surnames of their masters or haciendas where they labored. His grandson Julian Pinedo is king today.
  • Nelson Pinedo (1928-    ) Colombian singer, actor and composer.
  • Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo (1948-   ) Mexican actor.

Francesco de Pinedo

Francesco de Pinedo Aviator

Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo

Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo

Nelson Pinedo

Nelson Pinedo