Avalos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Avalos family
The surname Avalos was first found in northern Spain at Abalos, in the province of Logrono. Etymologists note the name signifies a "native of Abalos" and the progenitor was someone who hailed from that location. The place name Abalos is, in turn, derived from the Basque article "a" signifying "the" and the Germanic term "bald", meaning "bold" or "daring", together with the plural form "s". Together, the place name Abalos could be interpreted as "the place of the bold". It is generally thought that the surname Avalos had its beginning with a Visigoth family of this name that established itself in Spain during the Gothic invasion in the fifth century.
Descendants of this family migrated to Aragon, and from there to Andalucia, in order to fight in the Reconquista. They were the marquis de Pescara. Alfonso I of Aragon branched firstly to Castile, and thence to Naples in Italy in the 15th century.
Early History of the Avalos family
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Avalos Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Avalos, Avallos, Abalos, Abbalos and others.
Early Notables of the Avalos family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Avalos is the 2,057th most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. 
| Avalos migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Avalos Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
- Diego, Juan, Alonso, Antonio, Jeronimo, and Domingo De Avalos all, who settled in Peru in the 1500's
- Francisco Avalos Picina, who settled in Rio de la Plata in 1535
- Melchor Avalos, who was on record in New Spain in 1555
- Melchor Avalos, who arrived in New Spain in 1555 with his two daughters
- Melchor Avalos and his daughters Maria and Isabel, who immigrated to New Spain in 1555
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Avalos Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Adonis Avalos, who arrived in Boston in 1905
|Contemporary Notables of the name Avalos (post 1700) ||+|
- Juan de Avalos (1911-2006), Spanish sculptor
- Rodolfo Páez Ávalos (b. 1963), known as Fito Páez, an Argentine popular rock and roll pianist, lyricist, singer-songwriter and film director and Grammy Award winner
- Luis Avalos (b. 1954), Cuban born actor
- Alejandra Avalos, Latin pop singer
- Fernando Horácio Avalos (b. 1978), Argentine footballer
- Enrique Tovar Avalos, Mexican film director