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

The origins the old family name Caraballo can be found within medieval Spain. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Spain, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Caraballo family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Caraballo was an occupational name for a knight or a knight's servant.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Caballero, Caballeros, Caballer, Caballé, Caballe, Caballería, Caballeria, Caballo, Caballos, de Caballos, Cavallo, Cavallos, de Cavallos, Cavallón, Cavallon, de Cavallón, de Cavallon, Cavallero, Cavallería and many more.

First found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caraballo research. Another 189 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1645, 1697, 1670 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Caraballo History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 149 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caraballo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caraballo Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Luis Caraballo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1852
  • Baldomero Caraballo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1869

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  • Wilfredo Caraballo (b. 1947), American politician, Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1996-2008
  • Frank Caraballo (b. 1984), American mixed martial artist, current NAAFS featherweight champion
  • Erwin José Caraballo Cabrera (b. 1981), Venezuelan gold and two-time bronze medalist Greco-Roman wrestler
  • Jorge Caraballo (b. 1959), former Uruguayan footballer
  • Ramón "Sanchez" Caraballo (b. 1969), Dominican Republic former Major League Baseball player who played from 1993 to 1995


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  2. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
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  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  8. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
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  10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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The Caraballo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caraballo 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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