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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."

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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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Arévale, Arévala, Arrevalo, Arrebalo and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arevalo research. Another 338 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1544 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Arevalo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a Espańa y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el ańo 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arevalo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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
  • Pedro De Arevalo, who arrived in Cuba in 1816
  • Alonso De Arevalo, who landed in America in 1816
  • Juan De Arevalo, who arrived in America in 1827
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  • Alfredo Arévalo Reyes (b. 1976), Guatemalan bronze medalist marathon runner at the 2013 Central American Games
  • David Arevalo, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 119th District, 2000
  • 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 Ońate Arévalo (b. 1924), police chief in the Philippines
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Espańola Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
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