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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:

Fictional characters:


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  2. ^ Faure,, Roberto, ed. (2001). Diccionario de apellidos españoles (in Spanish). Madrid: Espasa. Section III.3.8 page XXXIX. ISBN 978-8423922895.