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
times to denote a dweller near a maple tree.
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
in the early Middle Ages, records show that their ancestral seat was in Villarcayo.
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