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The Spanish surname Arceo is of toponymic origin, deriving from a place where the initial bearer once resided or held land. In this instance, the root of the surname Arceo is the Spanish "arce," meaning "maple tree," and thus, the name was originally used in feudal times to denote a dweller near a maple tree.

Early Origins of the Arceo family


The surname Arceo was first found in the valley of Mena in the province of Burgos. Although there is evidence that the Arceo family was in other northern Regions of Spain in the early Middle Ages, records show that their ancestral seat was in Villarcayo.

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Early History of the Arceo family

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Early History of the Arceo family


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Arceo Spelling Variations

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Arceo Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Arce, Arceos, Arceo, Arco and others.

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Early Notables of the Arceo family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Arceo 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...
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Migration of the Arceo family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Arceo family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan De Arce who arrived in Dominican Republic with his wife Maria de Aguilar de Arce in 1565; Pedro De Arceo who arrived in his family in Espanola in 1577.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arceo (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arceo (post 1700)


  • Pablo Arceo (b. 1937), teacher in the Philippines
  • Liwaway Ablaza Arceo (b. 1924), novelist from the Philippines

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