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Noble surnames, such as Azevedo, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Azevedo, 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 Azevedo family originally lived beside an area of holly-bushes. The surname Azevedo was originally derived from the Old Spanish word Azevo which meant "holly."

Azevedo Early Origins



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

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Azevedo Spelling Variations


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Azevedo 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.

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Azevedo Early History


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Azevedo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Azevedo research. Another 653 words (47 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1037 and 1085 are included under the topic Early Azevedo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Azevedo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Azevedo Early Notables (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...

Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Azevedo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Azevedo Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juan de Azevedo sailed to Florida in 1538

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Contemporary Notables of the name Azevedo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Azevedo (post 1700)



  • Clarence L. Azevedo, American politician, Mayor of Sacramento, California, 1956-59
  • João Mendonça Azevedo (1915-1991), Portuguese football goalkeeper
  • Sérgio Azevedo (b. 1968), Portuguese composer of contemporary classical music
  • Waldir Azevedo (1923-1980), Brazilian musician
  • Admiral José Baptista Pinheiro de Azevedo (1917-1983), Portuguese political figure, and revolutionary, prime minister of Portugal between (1975-1976)
  • Artur Nabantino Gonçalves de Azevedo (1855-1908), Brazilian writer
  • Manuel Antônio Álvares de Azevedo (1831-1852), Brazilian author of short stories, dramas, poetry and essays

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Azevedo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Azevedo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 November 2015 at 09:44.

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