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

Noble surnames, such as Sandoval, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Sandoval, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region 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. The Sandoval family originally lived in the place named Sandoval in the province of Burgos. This place-name was originally Sannoval, which was originally derived from the Latin word "saltus," which means "grove" or "wood," and "novalis," which refers to newly cleared land.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sandoval, de Sandoval, Sandobal, de Sandobal, Sandovel and many more.

First found in Castile, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sandoval research. Another 396 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1492, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Sandoval History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 60 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sandoval Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Gonzalo de Sandoval sailed to America in 1516
  • Gonzalo de Sandoval, who accompanied Hernán Cortés on his expedition to Mexico in 1519 and later was appointed Governor of Veracruz
  • Francisco de Sandoval sailed to America in 1526
  • Juan de Sandoval sailed to America in 1527
  • Rodrigo de Sandoval sailed to America in 1528


Sandoval Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Gonzalo De Sandoval, who landed in America in 1816
  • Francisco De Sandoval, who arrived in America in 1826
  • Juan De Sandoval, who arrived in America in 1827
  • Rodrigo De Sandoval, who landed in America in 1828
  • Alonso De Sandoval, who landed in Peru in 1892


Sandoval Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Anna Sandoval, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Evaristo Sandoval, aged 21, who landed in America from Barcelona, Spain, in 1913
  • Alberto B. Sandoval, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Valencia, Venezuela, in 1915
  • Alfredo Sandoval, aged 9, who settled in America from Puebla, Mexico, in 1919
  • Avaricio Sandoval, aged 25, who emigrated to America, in 1919


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  • Andrew P. Sandoval, American Grammy nominated producer and engineer
  • Anthony "Tony" B. Sandoval (b. 1954), American Olympic marathon runner
  • Brian Edward Sandoval (b. 1963), American politician, 29th Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada
  • Miguel Sandoval (b. 1951), American film and television actor
  • Merril Sandoval (1925-2008), American Navajo World War II veteran, member of the Navajo Code Talkers
  • Esther Sandoval (1927-2006), Puerto Rican actress
  • Hernán Sandoval (b. 1983), Guatemalan football striker
  • Jery Sandoval (b. 1986), Colombian actress, model, and singer


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  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  9. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Sandoval Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sandoval 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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