Arevalo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Arevalo has its roots in Spain, derived from the place of origin of the initial bearer. In this case, the surname is derived from the place name Arévalo found in the province of Castilla la Vieja. The meaning of the surname Arevalo is possibly derived from the Celtic "are-valon" meaning "near to the wall."
Early Origins of the Arevalo family
The surname Arevalo was first found in the region of Castile, a powerful Christian kingdom of medieval Spain. Evidence shows an early presence of the Arevalo surname near Avila, Soria, and northern Spain. One of the earliest records of the city of Arévalo is that of its reconquest in the year 750 by the knight, Fernán Martínez de Montalvo, who thereafter took as his surname the name Arévalo.
Early History of the Arevalo family
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Arevalo Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Arévale, Arévala, Arrevalo, Arrebalo and others.
Early Notables of the Arevalo 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...
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In the United States, the name Arevalo is the 2,823rd most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. 
Arevalo migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Arevalo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Gonzalo Arevalo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 
- Francisco De Arevalo, who arrived in America in 1814 
- Alonso De Arevalo, who landed in America in 1816 
- Juan De Arevalo, who arrived in America in 1827 
- Francisco Arevalo, who landed in America in 1828 
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Arevalo migration to West Indies +
The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 
Arevalo Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
- Pedro De Arevalo, who arrived in Cuba in 1816 
Contemporary Notables of the name Arevalo (post 1700) +
- David Arevalo, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 119th District, 2000 
- Alfredo Arévalo Reyes (b. 1976), Guatemalan bronze medalist marathon runner at the 2013 Central American Games
- Raúl Arévalo (b. 1979), Spanish film actor, best known for his role in the film Summer Rain
- Tomás Domínguez Arévalo, Spanish politician and writer
- Samantha Arevalo Salinas, Ecuadorian swimmer at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- Rafael Arévalo González (b. 1986), El Salvador professional tennis player
- Juan José Arévalo Bermejo (1904-1990), Guatemala politician, 24th President of Guatemala (1945-1951)
- Guillermo Alberto Arévalo (b. 1947), University professor in Colombia
- Alfonso Oñate Arévalo (b. 1924), police chief in the Philippines
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html