Show ContentsAlarcon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Alarcon family originally lived in the region of Alarcon in the provinces of Cuenca and Cordoba. Noble surnames, such as Alarcon, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Alarcon, 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 reflected Arabic words or place-names because the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries conquered Spain. The Alarcon family derived its name from the place-name Alarcon.

Early Origins of the Alarcon family

The surname Alarcon was first found in Castile, in the north central region of Spain.

Early History of the Alarcon family

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Alarcon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Alarcón, de Alarcón, Alarcon, de Alarcon and many more.

Early Notables of the Alarcon family

Prominent among members of the family was Martín de Alarcón, steward to Ferdinand and Isabella, who was one of the emissaries the King and Queen sent to sign the treaty of surrender when Granada fell in 1492. Also of note was...
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Alarcon Ranking

In the United States, the name Alarcon is the 3,982nd most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. 1 However, in France, the name Alarcon is ranked the 3,587th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. 2


United States Alarcon migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alarcon Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Alonso de Alarcón, who sailed to America in 1513
  • Diego de Alarcón, to Río de la Plata in 1535
  • Hernando de Alarcón, to Hispaniola in 1536
  • Cristóbal de Alarcón, to Colombia in 1536
  • Francisco de Alarcón, to Guatemala in 1538
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Alarcon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Augusta Alarcon, aged 25, Chilean settler who arrived in New York aboard the ship "Aristides" in 1842 3
  • Fernandez Trujillo, Luis Alarcon, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1845 4
Alarcon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lucrecis Alarcon, aged 30, Argentine settler who arrived in New York aboard the ship "Montevideo" in 1903 3
  • Louis Alarcon, aged 24, settler who arrived in New York aboard the ship "Seguranca" in 1904 3
  • Francesco Alarcon, aged 26, settler who arrived in New York aboard the ship "Calabria" in 1906 3
  • Antonio Alarcon, aged 37, Spanish settler who arrived in New York aboard the ship "Konig Albert" in 1906 3
  • Honono Alarcon, aged 30, settler from Colombia who arrived in New York aboard the ship "Prinz Eitel Friedrich" in 1909 3
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Contemporary Notables of the name Alarcon (post 1700) +

  • Francisco Xavier Alarcón (1954-2016), American poet and educator
  • RIchard Alarcón (b. 1953), American politician
  • Daniel L Alarcón (b. 1977), American author
  • Richard A. Alarcón, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000, 2004 ; Candidate in primary for Mayor of Los Angeles, California, 2005 5
  • Justo Antonio de Alarcón y Ariza (1833-1891), Spanish novelist
  • Édgar Arnold Alarcón Tejada (1961-2024), Peruvian accountant and politician, he served as Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru from 9 June 2016 to 4 July 2017
  • Édgar Arnold Alarcón Tejada (1961-2024), Peruvian accountant and politician, Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru from 9 June 2016 to 4 July 2017
  • Luis Alfonso Alarcón Mansilla (1929-2023), popularly known as Lucho Alarcón, a Chilean actor, theatre director, and activist with a distinguished film, television, and stage career
  • Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada (1937-2022), Cuban politician, President of the National Assembly of People's Power (1993-2013), Minister of Foreign Affairs (1992-1993)
  • Sebastián Alarcón (1949-2019), Chilean film director and screenwriter
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  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
  2. http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. Ellis Island Search retrieved 21st October 2021. Retrieved from https://heritage.statueofliberty.org/passenger-result
  4. 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)
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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