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Arco History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: German , Spanish


The Spanish surname Arco is of toponymic origin, deriving from a place where the initial bearer once resided or held land. In this instance, the root of the surname Arco is the Spanish "arce," meaning "maple tree," and thus, the name was originally used in feudal times to denote a dweller near a maple tree.


Early Origins of the Arco family


The surname Arco was first found in the valley of Mena in the province of Burgos. Although there is evidence that the Arco family was in other northern Regions of Spain in the early Middle Ages, records show that their ancestral seat was in Villarcayo.

Early History of the Arco family


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Arco Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Arce, Arceos, Arceo, Arco and others.

Early Notables of the Arco family (pre 1700)


Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado...
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Migration of the Arco family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Arco Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Domingo Arco, who settled in New Spain in 1574

Arco Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fred Von Arco, who arrived in Illinois in 1904

Contemporary Notables of the name Arco (post 1700)


  • Georg Wilhelm Alexander Hans Graf von Arco (1869-1940), German physicist, radio pioneer, co-founder of the "Society for Wireless Telegraphy" which became the Telefunken company

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