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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.

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Another 133 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arocho Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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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The Arocho Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arocho Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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