Acevez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Noble surnames, such as Acevez, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Acevez, 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 Acevez family originally lived beside an area of holly-bushes. The surname Acevez was originally derived from the Old Spanish word Azevo which meant "holly."
Early Origins of the Acevez family
The surname Acevez was first found in Galicia, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Acebedo is a municipality located in the northeast of the province of Leon, Castile and Leon, Spain and a village in Alava, Spain.
Early History of the Acevez family
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Acevez 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 Acevez 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 and patriot...
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Migration of the Acevez family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso de Aceves, who sailed to America in 1517; Hernando Acevedo sailed to America in 1528; Lope de Acebedo sailed to America in 1537; Jorge de Azebedo sailed to America in 1537.
Contemporary Notables of the name Acevez (post 1700) +
- Julius Acevez (1907-2007), American politician, Mayor of La Mesa, California, 1958-60 
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