Noble surnames, such as Arocho, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Arocho, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain
. In Spain
, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because Spain
was conquered by the Muslim Moors
from the 8th to 12th centuries. The Arocho family originally lived beside a body of water.
Early Origins of the Arocho family
The surname Arocho was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Arocho family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arocho research.Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1252, 1498, 1551, 1678, 1646 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Arocho History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Arocho Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Arroyo, de Arroyo, del Arroyo, Arroyos, Arroyal, de Arroyal, Arroyuelo, de Arroyuelo, Arroyuela and many more.
Early Notables of the Arocho family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Diego de Arroyo (1498-1551), Spanish artist who became court painter to King Carlos V, and was best known for his portraits and miniatures; Juan de Arroyo (died 1678), Spanish painter... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arocho Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Arocho family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Arocho Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Maria Arocho, aged 3, who landed in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1920
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