Aragon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Aragon family originally lived in the area of Aragon. Noble surnames, such as Aragon, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Aragon, 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 12th centuries conquered Spain. The Aragon family derived it name from the place-name Aragon. Aragon was one of the ancient kingdoms of Spain.

Early Origins of the Aragon family

The surname Aragon was first found in Aragon, in northeastern Spain.

Important Dates for the Aragon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aragon research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1137, 1148, 1170, 1238, 1229, 1282, 1469, 1258, 1581, 1658, 1615 and 1621 are included under the topic Early Aragon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aragon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Aragón, Aragon, de Aragón, de Aragon, Aragonés and many more.

Early Notables of the Aragon family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family 15th century writer Enrique de Aragón, Marquis of Villena; 15th century politician and military officer Alonso de Aragón y Escobar, son of King John II of Aragon and his consort; Francisco de Borja y Aragon, prince of Squillace(1581-1658), a Spanish writer, official in the court of King Philip III of Spain (1615-1621), viceroy of...
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aragon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aragon migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aragon Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Miguel de Aragón, who sailed to America in 1511
  • Juan de Aragón, who sailed to America in 1512
  • Francisco de Aragón, who sailed to America in 1513
  • Diego de Aragón, who sailed to America in 1528 with his brother Pedro
  • Juan de Aragón, who sailed to Florida in 1538
Aragon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Miguel De Aragon, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • Juan De Aragon, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Francisco De Aragon, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Diego De Aragon, who arrived in America in 1828 [1]
  • Francisco Aragon, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1836 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Aragon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Dolores Aragon, aged 43, who landed in America from La Linea, Spain, in 1911
  • Agustin Aragon, aged 16, who immigrated to America from Castro Urdiaks, Spain, in 1914
  • Edmundo L. Aragon, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States from Valencia, Spain, in 1921
  • Abelardo Aragon, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Aragon (post 1700)

  • Major General (Ret.) LaRita A. "Rita" Aragon (b. 1948), retired United States Air National Guard officer
  • Arthur Benjamin Aragon (1927-2008), American boxer in the lightweight division
  • Santiago Aragón Martínez (b. 1968), retired Spanish footballer
  • Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón (b. 1940), award-winning Spanish screenwriter and film director
  • Maria Aragon, Canadian singer
  • Ángel Valdés "Jack" Aragon Reyes, Jr. (1915-1988), Cuban professional baseball player and manager
  • Rorys Andrés Aragón Espinoza (b. 1982), Ecuadorian football goalkeeper
  • Lorenzo Aragón Armenteros (b. 1974), Cuban boxer, who was a double world champ in the welterweight (69 kg) category
  • Angélica Aragón (b. 1953), Mexican actress of telenovelas
  • Louis Aragon (1897-1983), French writer and political activist

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Citations

  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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