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Azebedo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Noble surnames, such as Azebedo, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Azebedo, 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 the Muslim Moors occupied Spain from the 8th to the 12th century. The Azebedo family originally lived beside an area of holly-bushes. The surname Azebedo was originally derived from the Old Spanish word Azevo which meant "holly."

Early Origins of the Azebedo family


The surname Azebedo was first found in Galicia, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Azebedo family


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Azebedo Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Acevedo, de Acevedo, Aceveda, Aceval, Aceves, de Aceves, Acebedo, de Acebedo, Acebeda, Acebo, Azebedo, de Azebedo, Azevedo and many more.

Early Notables of the Azebedo family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family were Juan Acevedo, a sixteenth century Spanish soldier who later became a missionary in Mexico; sixteenth century Spanish artist Cristóbal de Acevedo; seventeenth century Governor of Cuba Juan de Acevedo; eighteenth century Spanish military officer Manuel Jacinto de Acevedo y Navia; nineteenth century Argentinian lawyer...
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Migration of the Azebedo family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Azebedo Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Jorge de Azebedo, who sailed to America in 1537
  • Manuel de Azebedo, who sailed to Hispaniola in 1537
  • Beatriz de Azebedo, who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1538

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