Noble surnames, such as Arroyal, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Arroyal, 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 Arroyal family originally lived beside a body of water.
Early Origins of the Arroyal family
The surname Arroyal was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Arroyal family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arroyal research.Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1252, 1498, 1551, 1678, 1646 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Arroyal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Arroyal 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)
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 Arroyal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
- Melchor de Arroyal, who sailed to Florida in 1538