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Montoya is a Spanish surname. It originally comes from a hamlet near Berantevilla in Álava, in the Basque region of northern Spain. During the Reconquista, it extended southwards throughout Castille and Andalusia. The name roughly translates to mean hills and valleys. It has become more frequent among Gitanos than among the general Spanish population. People with the surname Montoya include: Al Montoya (born 1985), American ice hockey goaltender in the American Hockey League, Carlos Montoya (1903-1993), Spanish flamenco guitarist and son of Ramón Montoya, Craig Montoya (born 1970), American rock musician, Diego León Montoya Sánchez, Colombian cocaine trafficker on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, José Montoya (born 1932), Chicano bilingual poet, Joseph Montoya (1915-1978), U.S. Senator from New Mexico, Juan Pablo Montoya (born 1975), Colombian motor racing NASCAR driver and former Formula One driver, Matilde Montoya (1859-1939), presumingly the first female physician in Mexico, who held an academic degree, Ramón Montoya (1880-1949), Spanish flamenco guitarist and father of Carlos Montoy, Las Hermanas Montoya, RCA/Victor recording artists. Latin Sister Singing Group, Fictional characters: Carmelita Montoya Fox, fictional female INTERPOL bounty hunter from the Sly Cooper series of video games, Fritz Montoya, character in the Honorverse, Inigo Montoya, fencer from William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride and the movie from the novel, Nemi Montoya, Norwegian comic book character, Renee Montoya, police detective in DC Comics' Gotham City Police Department, Josefina Montoya, American Girl character residing in Santa Fe in 1824