The Spanish surname Coronado is derived from the term coronado meaning “crowned,” applied as a nickname for someone who behaved in an imperious manner. The name is also found as Corona.Early records of the family name include Manuel Oruna Corona, which was dated March 1st 1752, christened at Santander, Spain. Maria Dolores Coronado was christened at San Gabriel, California, on April 4th 1866, and Joseph Corona was christened at San Jose, California, on January 26th 1956. A notable bearer of the name was the 16th Century Spanish conquistador Francisco Vásquez de Coronado y Luján.
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