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Where did the Spanish Arevalo family come from? What is the Spanish Arevalo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Arevalo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Arevalo family history?

The distinguished surname Arevalo has its roots in Spain, derived from the place of origin of the initial bearer. In this case, the surname is derived from the place name Arévalo found in the province of Castilla la Vieja. The meaning of the surname Arevalo is possibly derived from the Celtic "are-valon" meaning "near to the wall."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Arévale, Arévala, Arrevalo, Arrebalo and others.

First found in the region of Castile, a powerful Christian kingdom of medieval Spain. Evidence shows an early presence of the Arevalo surname near Avila, Soria, and northern Spain. One of the earliest records of the city of Arévalo is that of its reconquest in the year 750 by the knight, Fernán Martínez de Montalvo, who thereafter took as his surname the name Arévalo.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arevalo research. Another 338 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1544 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Arevalo History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 74 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arevalo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Arevalo Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Gonzalo Arevalo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Francisco De Arevalo, who arrived in America in 1814
  • Pedro De Arevalo, who arrived in Cuba in 1816
  • Alonso De Arevalo, who landed in America in 1816
  • Juan De Arevalo, who arrived in America in 1827


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  • Alfredo Arévalo Reyes (b. 1976), Guatemalan bronze medalist marathon runner at the 2013 Central American Games
  • Tomás Domínguez Arévalo, Spanish politician and writer
  • Raúl Arévalo (b. 1979), Spanish film actor, best known for his role in the film Summer Rain
  • Alfonso Ońate Arévalo (b. 1924), police chief in the Philippines
  • Guillermo Alberto Arévalo (b. 1947), University professor in Colombia
  • Juan José Arévalo Bermejo (1904-1990), Guatemala politician, 24th President of Guatemala (1945-1951)
  • Rafael Arévalo González (b. 1986), El Salvador professional tennis player
  • Samantha Arevalo Salinas, Ecuadorian swimmer at the 2012 Summer Olympics


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The Arevalo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arevalo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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