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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.

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The surname Arocho was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Arroyo, de Arroyo, del Arroyo, Arroyos, Arroyal, de Arroyal, Arroyuelo, de Arroyuelo, Arroyuela and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arocho research. Another 217 words (16 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.

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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.

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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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    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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