Spain. The surname Arguellos signifies "descendant or son of one who came from Arguello." It is derived from the Old Spanish "arboleo," meaning a "well-wooded area" (from the Latin "arboleus," a derivative of "arbor" meaning "a tree").
Early Origins of the Arguellos family
Castile. Early records of this surname include a reference in the Los Americanos en las Ordenes Nobiliarias (1529-1900) to Juana de Arguello who married Clemente Munoz del Castillo (b. 1612) circa 1640 in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Early History of the Arguellos family
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Arguellos Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Arguella, Arguellos, Arguelles, Arjuela, Arbuelo and others.
Early Notables of the Arguellos family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arguellos family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ivan De Arguello who arrived in Peru in 1534; Magdalena de Arguello who sailed to Peru in 1582; and Juan de Arguello who settled in New Spain in 1594. Later settlers included Jose Maria Arguelles who emigrated to Puerto Rico in 1822.
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