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Acedo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Noble surnames, such as Acedo, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Acedo, 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. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because the Muslim Moors occupied Spain from the 8th to the 12th century. The Acedo family originally lived beside an area of holly-bushes. The surname Acedo was originally derived from the Old Spanish word Azevo which meant "holly."

Early Origins of the Acedo family


The surname Acedo was first found in Galicia, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Acedo family


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Acedo Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Acevedo, de Acevedo, Aceveda, Aceval, Aceves, de Aceves, Acebedo, de Acebedo, Acebeda, Acebo, Azebedo, de Azebedo, Azevedo and many more.

Early Notables of the Acedo family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family were Juan Acevedo, a sixteenth century Spanish soldier who later became a missionary in Mexico; sixteenth century Spanish artist Cristóbal de Acevedo; seventeenth century Governor of Cuba Juan de Acevedo; eighteenth century Spanish military officer Manuel Jacinto de Acevedo y Navia; nineteenth century Argentinian lawyer...
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Migration of the Acedo family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Acedo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elias Acedo, aged 33, who landed in America from Zalamanca, Spain, in 1920
  • Jose Acedo, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Eleuterio Acedo, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Matanzas, Cuba, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Acedo (post 1700)


  • Manuel Aznar y Acedo (1916-2001), Spanish journalist and radio broadcaster
  • Carmen Acedo Jorge (b. 1975), Spanish individual rhythmic gymnast
  • Jérémy Acedo (b. 1987), French footballer

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