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Where did the Spanish Carracedo family come from? What is the Spanish Carracedo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Carracedo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Carracedo family history?From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Carracedo family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Carracedo is a nickname type of surname for a person who was bold or shameless. Further research showed the name was derived from the Spanish word "carrillo," which means cheek.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Carrillo, Carriello, Carillo, Carril, Cariello and others.
First found in Castile, one of the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carracedo research. Another 374 words(27 lines of text) covering the year 1244 is included under the topic Early Carracedo History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 83 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carracedo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco Carrillo, who sailed to Cartagena in 1534; Gonzalo Carrillo, to Panama in 1535; Juan Carrillo, to Dominican Republic in 1535; Pedro Carrillo de Guzmán, to Peru in 1534.
The Carracedo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carracedo 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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