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 Arroyal family originally lived beside a body of water.
Early Origins of the Arroyal family
Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Arroyal family
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Arroyal Spelling Variations
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 Arroyal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arroyal family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Arroyal Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
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