Cap. Diego de Montalvo, alcalde de San Germán

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Diego de Montalvo Saná-Borrero (de Montalvo)

Birthplace: San German, Puerto Rico
Death: Died in San German, Puerto Rico
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Son of Diego de Montalvo and N.N.
Husband of María Saná Borrero
Father of Juan Montalvo-Segarra; Ana de Montalvo y Saná Borrero; Francisco de Montalvo-Segarra and N.N. de Montalvo Saná Borrero
Half brother of Emerenciana Saná and Ana de Montalvo y Saná Borrero

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About Cap. Diego de Montalvo, alcalde de San Germán

Capitan Don Diego Montalvo: 1683 - regidor - 1884 - alcalde ordinario - 1685 - regidor

The MONTALVOS were in Puerto Rico as early as the 1630's. The surname comes from Monte=hill and Albo=white. It most likely was brought over by migating families from Italy to Spain. Some of their descendants must have sailed to the Caribbean.

One of the first members of these families to appear in local documents was Don Francisco MONTALVO who is mentioned as one of the first settlers in San German. He was a magistrate in 1688. Another was Captain Don Diego MONTALVO who was mayor of San German 1n 1683. The Montalvos from Cabo Rojo were prominent families in their communities. Cabo Rojo was a ward of San German in those early years. San Juan was the other important city.

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