Lobo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In Portugal, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that described a person's temperament or appearance were frequently used. Such nicknames sometimes became hereditary and were passed down as surnames onto further generations. The name Lobo is thought to be derived from the Latin word "lupus," meaning "wolf."

Lobo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lopez, Lopes, Lope, Llop, Lupus, Llopis and others.

Lobo migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lobo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Lobo, who arrived in America in 1817 [1]
  • Josep Manuel Lobo, aged 21, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1827 [1]
  • F Lobo, aged 36, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Diego Lobo, who landed in Cartagena in 1835 [1]
  • Alonso Lobo, who arrived in Peru in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lobo (post 1700)

  • Luis Lobo (b. 1970), Argentine professional tennis player, gold medalist at the 1995 Pan American Games
  • Rebecca Lobo (b. 1973), American former WNBA basketball player who played from 1997 through 2003, WNBA All-Star (1999)
  • Francisco Rodrigues Lobo (1580-1622), Portuguese writer
  • António Lobo Antunes GCSE, MD (b. 1942), Portuguese novelist and physician, a nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Porfiro Lobo Sosa (b. 1947), elected President of Honduras in 2010


  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)
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