Aceves History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Noble surnames, such as Aceves, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Aceves, 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. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because the Muslim Moors occupied Spain from the 8th to the 12th century. The Aceves family originally lived beside an area of holly-bushes. The surname Aceves was originally derived from the Old Spanish word Azevo which meant "holly."

Early Origins of the Aceves family

The surname Aceves was first found in Galicia, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Acebedo is a municipality located in the northeast of the province of Leon, Castile and Leon, Spain and a village in Alava, Spain.

Important Dates for the Aceves family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aceves research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1037 and 1085 are included under the topic Early Aceves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aceves Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Acevedo, de Acevedo, Aceveda, Aceval, Aceves, de Aceves, Acebedo, de Acebedo, Acebeda, Acebo, Azebedo, de Azebedo, Azevedo and many more.

Early Notables of the Aceves family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Juan Acevedo, a sixteenth century Spanish soldier who later became a missionary in Mexico; sixteenth century Spanish artist Cristóbal de Acevedo; seventeenth century Governor of Cuba Juan de Acevedo; eighteenth century Spanish military officer Manuel Jacinto de Acevedo y Navia; nineteenth century Argentinian lawyer and patriot...
Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aceves Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aceves migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aceves Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Alonso de Aceves, who sailed to America in 1517
Aceves Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Victorians Aceves, aged 54, who landed in America from Mexico, in 1904
  • Manimino Aceves, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Veracrus, in 1906
  • Guadalupia Aceves, aged 45, who landed in America from Mexico City, Mexico, in 1908
  • Julio Aceves, aged 19, who immigrated to America from Mexico City, Mexico, in 1908
  • Lucrecia Aceves, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Aceves (post 1700)

  • Rafael Aceves y Lozano (1837-1876), Spanish composer
  • Daniel Aceves Villagrán (b. 1964), Mexican silver medalist wrestler at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Mauricio Aceves (b. 1960), Mexican boxer, first WBO Lightweight Champion
  • Miguel Aceves Mejía (1915-2006), Mexican actor, composer, and singer
  • Alfredo Aceves Martínez (b. 1982), Mexican professional baseball pitcher
  • Mariano Silva y Aceves, Mexican novelist
  • Miguel Aceves Mejia, popular recording artist

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