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Origin Displayed: Spanish

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cavazos, Cavazo, Cabazo, Cabazos, Cabaciño and many more.

First found in the region of Galacia, in the very northwest corner of Spain.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso Vazquez de Baamonde, son of Pedro Fernandez de Cavazos and of Inis Alonso de Piñeira, who arrived in New Spain in 1590; and Evangelos Cavezos, who arrived at Ellis island, New York in 1904.

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Some noteworthy people of the name Cavazos
  • Lauro Fred Cavazos Jr. (b. 1927), American Secretary of Education from August 1988 to December 1990
  • Andres "Andy" Cavazos (b. 1981), former American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Carlos Cavazos, Mexican-born, American guitarist
  • Richard E Cavazos (b. 1929), Korean War recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross
  • Lumi Cavazos (b. 1968), Mexican actress
  • Jesús Silverio Cavazos (1968-2010), Mexican politician
  • David Cavazos (b. 1987), Mexican singer-songwriter
  • Eloy Cavazos, respected as one of Mexico's top matadors



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THE REGIONS OF SPAIN

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Aragon, which is a region of northeastern Spain in the Iberian peninsula. Aragon has a proud cultural heritage and its own unique language. In 1137, the regions of Aragon and Catalonia united to form the Crown of Aragon, whose illustrious line of kings led the reconquest of the eastern peninsula from the Muslims. The Crown of Aragon extended its Mediterranean empire with the recapture of Mallorca in 1229 and Sicily in 1282 and it remained an important power throughout the Middle Ages. In 1469, King Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile and this union brought together the two most powerful kingdoms of Spain to create a united Spanish nation.

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THE MOORS

Following the decline of the Roman Empire, in the 5th century AD, the Visigoths came to control the peninsula. Part of the Visigothic legacy to Spanish civilization was the introduction of the institution of monarchy. Several centuries later, in 711, the Visigothic kingdom in Spain was invaded by Muslims. Aside from a nucleus of resistance which was maintained in the north, the Muslim victory was complete by the year 718.

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SPAIN

Spain, which is presently a state that includes the Balearic and Canary Islands and is in southwestern Europe, was originally settled by the Iberians. In the first millennium BC, the Celts, who were from central Europe, invaded and began to mingle with the native Iberians. Later, Greeks and Carthaginians colonized the coasts; however, they were replaced by the Romans by the 3rd century BC.

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THE VISIGOTHS

In 420, The Visigoths captured Spain from the Vandals and proudly returned it to Rome. Unfortunately, 18 years later the Suevi overran the peninsula.

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