The Spanish surname Beltran (Beltrán), originally from the Catalan region and southern France, is derived from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements berht meaning “bright or famous” and hrabn meaning “raven.” The name is first recorded in Catalonia in the 15th Century. Early records of the name in the New world include Anselmo Beltran who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803. Today there are approximately 35,000 bearers of the name Beltran living in the US. A notable bearer of the name is the mixed martial artist Joey Beltran who is of Mexican descent.
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