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Where did the Spanish Trujillo family come from? What is the Spanish Trujillo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Trujillo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Trujillo family history?

The original bearer of the name Trujillo, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Trujillo family originally lived in the town named Trujillo in the province of Caceres, which is in western Spain and borders with Portugal.


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

First found in Aragon, in northeastern Spain.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trujillo research. Another 485 words(35 lines of text) covering the years 1137, 1148, 1170, 1229, 1238, 1242, 1282, 1469, and 1876 are included under the topic Early Trujillo History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Trujillo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Sebastián de Trujillo, who sailed to America in 1516
  • Diego Trujillo sailed to Cartagena in 1534
  • Fernando de Trujillo sailed to Cuba in 1534
  • Martín Trujillo sailed to Veragua in 1535
  • Baltasar de Trujillo sailed to Florida in 1538

Trujillo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sebastian Trujillo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Antonio Damian Trujillo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1823
  • Juan Trujillo, aged 39, landed in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • Diego Trujillo, who landed in Cartagena in 1834
  • Fernando De Trujillo, who arrived in Cuba in 1834

Trujillo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Trujillo, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Panama, in 1903
  • Alberto Trujillo, aged 26, who settled in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1913
  • Antonio Trujillo, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Mexico City, Mexico, in 1913
  • Clementine Trujillo, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Barranguilla, Colombia, in 1915
  • Ceaser Trujillo, aged 11, who landed in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1920


  • 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


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The Trujillo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trujillo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 22 March 2015 at 02:27.

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