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Where did the Spanish Berrio family come from? What is the Spanish Berrio family crest and coat of arms? When did the Berrio family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Berrio family history?Noble surnames, such as Berrio, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Berrio, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful country of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and, during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place names because Spain was conquered and ruled by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries. The Berrio family originally lived beside a gate or fence. The surname Berrio originally derived from the Spanish word Barrera which referred to a barrier.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Barrios, de Barrios, Barrio, de Barrio, Barro, Barros, de Barros, Barroso, Barrera, de Barrera, de la Barrera, Barreda, de Barreda, Barral, Barreto, Barrientos and many more.
First found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berrio research. Another 409 words(29 lines of text) covering the year 1274 is included under the topic Early Berrio History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 83 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berrio Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Berrio Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Berrio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berrio 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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