Arredondo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Noble surnames, such as Arredondo, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Arredondo, 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 Arredondo family originally lived in a round place, such as a field or meadow.
Early Origins of the Arredondo family
The surname Arredondo was first found in Castile, an important medieval Christian kingdom in northern Spain.
Early History of the Arredondo family
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Arredondo Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Arredondo, de Arredondo, Arredonda, Redondo, Redonda, Redondela, Rodó and many more.
Early Notables of the Arredondo family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family Isidoro Arredondo (1653-1702), court painter to King Carlos II; and Nicolás Antonio de Arredondo, Viceroy of Río de la Plata from 1789-1795. He had the streets of Buenos Aires paved, and protected and developed the Argentinian cattle...
In the United States, the name Arredondo is the 1,871st most popular surname with an estimated 17,409 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Arredondo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 
Arredondo Settlers in West Indies in the 16th Century