Alcaraz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Alcaraz family

The surname Alcaraz was first found in the kingdom of Castile, where a nobleman of unknown name who aided in the reconquest of the city of Alcaraz in 1213, was given that city's name to bear as his surname by King Don Alfonso VIII of Castile. One of his descendants was Mateo de Alcaraz, who was with Don Fernando III, " the Saint, " in 1227, during the conquest of Baeza, and the founding of the house of Lorca.

Early History of the Alcaraz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alcaraz research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1523, 1542, 1565, 1593, 1523, 1542, 1565, 1593, 1616 and 1618 are included under the topic Early Alcaraz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Alcaraz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Alcaraz, Alcaras and others.

Early Notables of the Alcaraz family (pre 1700)

Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, don Francisco and don Juan Alcaraz of...
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alcaraz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Alcaraz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alcaraz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cristobal De Alcaraz, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • Lucas De Alcaraz, who landed in America in 1813 [1]
  • Miguel De Alcaraz, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • E D Alcaraz, aged 50, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1826 [1]
  • Giwin Alcaraz, aged 41, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
Alcaraz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jose D. Alcaraz, aged 25, who landed in America from Villagarin, Spain, in 1910
  • Domingo Alcaraz, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Inez Alcaraz, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Jose Maria Alcaraz, aged 18, who settled in America from Alcala, Spain, in 1916
  • Jose Alcaraz, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from Villagarcia, Spain, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Alcaraz (post 1700) +

  • Gaylon Alcaraz (b. 1970), American human rights activist in Chicago, Illinois, former executive director of the Chicago Abortion Fund
  • Rubén Alcaraz Jiménez (b. 1991), Spanish footballer who plays for Girona FC
  • Luis Lucas Alcaraz González (b. 1966), Spanish football manager of Levante UD
  • Francisco Alcaraz (1920-1996), Mexican League umpire
  • Marco Alcaraz (b. 1983), Filipino actor, commercial model, and former varsity basketball player
  • Arturo Alcaraz (1916-2001), Filipino volcanologist
  • Antolín Alcaraz Viveros (b. 1982), Paraguayan professional footballer
  • Francisco Javier Alcaraz (b. 1960), Paraguayan football forward who played for Paraguay in the 1986 FIFA World Cup
  • John Paul "JP" Alcaraz, Filipino professional basketball player who currently plays for the Philippine Patriots
  • Angel Alcaraz (b. 1941), Puerto Rican born, professional baseball player
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)


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