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Amado History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Italian , Spanish


The Amado surname is derived from the Latin word "Amatus," meaning "beloved." It is generally thought that the name would have been a nickname that then became a surname. According to Juan Antonio de Haces Sarmiento, a Chronicler and King-at-Arms of King Phillip V, a Catalonian family of this name are descended from one of the Gothic knights who hid in the mountains of Jaca, Aragon during the Moorish invasion. This band of brave soldiers elected one Garci Ximenez as their leader, to regain their lost lands. One knight amongst them, Don Alvaro, was said to have shown so much bravery that Garci called him "el Amado" (the beloved). This nickname was then said to have become a surname of his descendants.


Early Origins of the Amado family


The surname Amado was first found in Jaca, in the Pyrenees mountains of Aragon, where they are said to have descended from a knight, who sought refuge in the area during the Arab invasion. There is an early record of a Ramito Amado in this area. After the reconquest of Valencia by King Jaime I of Aragon in the thirteenth century, bearers of the Amado name were amongst the noble families that inherited land in reward for their services. They received lands at Tornilles, and the town of Olleria.

Early History of the Amado family


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Amado Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Amado, Amados, and Amador and others.

Early Notables of the Amado family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Amado family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Amado Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carlos Amado, aged 44, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Gonzalo Amado, who landed in New Granada in 1888 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Amado Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Amado, aged 40, who landed in America from Marcone, Italy, in 1912
  • Cipriano Amado, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Arcola Amado, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Antonio Amado, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Amado (post 1700)


  • Luís Filipe Marques Amado (b. 1953), Portuguese politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal (2006-)
  • Flávio Amado (b. 1979), Angolan football player
  • Jorge Amado (1912-2001), Brazilian writer
  • Carlos H. Amado (b. 1944), the first general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from Guatemala
  • Amado Guevara (b. 1976), Honduran football player
  • Amado Rigoberto Morales (b. 1947), retired javelin thrower from Puerto Rico, who competed for his native country during the 1970s and the 1980s
  • Amado Chaves Jr., American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in La Guaira, 1924 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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