The prestigious Spanish surname Arguellos finds its origin in the place name Arguello, which is the name of a number of locations in
. 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").
The surname Arguellos was first found in the province of Leon, in the ancient kingdom of
. 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.
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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 España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Captain Francisco de Arguello Valderrama y Palomeque, who... Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arguellos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.