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Where did the Trujillo coat of arms come from? When did the Trujillo family first arrive in the United States?

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Origin Displayed: Spanish

Spelling variations of this family name include: Trujillo, de Trujillo, Trujillos, de Trujillos, Trullo and many more.

First found in Aragon, in northeastern Spain.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Early migrants bearing this surname included Sebastián de Trujillo, who sailed to America in 1516; Diego Trujillo sailed to Cartagena in 1534; Fernando de Trujillo sailed to Cuba in 1534.

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Some noteworthy people of the name Trujillo
  • Chadwick A. Trujillo (b. 1973), American astronomer and the co-discoverer of the dwarf planet Eris
  • Raoul Trujillo (b. 1955), American actor and dancer
  • Robert Trujillo (b. 1964), American bassist
  • Alexander Trujillo (b. 1974), retired Puerto Rican professional boxer
  • María Trujillo Tenorio de Rios (b. 1959), Mexican retired female marathon runner
  • Mariano Alberto Trujillo (b. 1977), Mexican footballer
  • Rigoberto Trujillo (b. 1978), retired Cuban judoka
  • Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina (1891-1961), Dominican military officer and politician, President of the Dominican Republic from 1930-38, and from 1942-52
  • Héctor Bienvenido Trujillo Molina (1908-2002), President of the Dominican Republic from 1952-57

Learn More About Spanish Surnames



Aragon, which is a region of northeastern Spain in the Iberian peninsula. Aragon has a proud cultural heritage and its own unique language. In 1137, the regions of Aragon and Catalonia united to form the Crown of Aragon, whose illustrious line of kings led the reconquest of the eastern peninsula from the Muslims. The Crown of Aragon extended its Mediterranean empire with the recapture of Mallorca in 1229 and Sicily in 1282 and it remained an important power throughout the Middle Ages. In 1469, King Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile and this union brought together the two most powerful kingdoms of Spain to create a united Spanish nation.



Following the decline of the Roman Empire, in the 5th century AD, the Visigoths came to control the peninsula. Part of the Visigothic legacy to Spanish civilization was the introduction of the institution of monarchy. Several centuries later, in 711, the Visigothic kingdom in Spain was invaded by Muslims. Aside from a nucleus of resistance which was maintained in the north, the Muslim victory was complete by the year 718.



Spain, which is presently a state that includes the Balearic and Canary Islands and is in southwestern Europe, was originally settled by the Iberians. In the first millennium BC, the Celts, who were from central Europe, invaded and began to mingle with the native Iberians. Later, Greeks and Carthaginians colonized the coasts; however, they were replaced by the Romans by the 3rd century BC.



In 420, The Visigoths captured Spain from the Vandals and proudly returned it to Rome. Unfortunately, 18 years later the Suevi overran the peninsula.


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