Noble surnames, such as Aceval, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Aceval, 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
from the 8th to the 12th century. The Aceval family originally lived beside an area of holly-bushes. The surname Aceval was originally derived from the Old Spanish word Azevo which meant "holly."
Early Origins of the Aceval family
The surname Aceval was first found in Galicia
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Aceval family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aceval research.Another 653 words (47 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1037 and 1085 are included under the topic Early Aceval History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aceval 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 Aceval 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... Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aceval Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Aceval family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Aceval Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Juan Aceval, aged 35, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)