Show ContentsAzevedo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Azevedo family

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

Acebedo is a municipality located in the northeast of the province of Leon, Castile and Leon, Spain and a village in Alava, Spain.

Early History of the Azevedo family

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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.

Early Notables of the Azevedo family

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 and patriot...
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Azevedo Ranking

In the United States, the name Azevedo is the 5,636th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Azevedo is ranked the 7,055th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]

United States Azevedo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Azevedo Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Juan de Azevedo, who sailed to Florida in 1538

Contemporary Notables of the name Azevedo (post 1700) +

  • Anthony Lawrence Azevedo (b. 1981), Brazilian-born American water polo player a 2008 Olympic silver medalist and a five-time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016). Nicknamed "The Savior" he is considered to be one of the best American water polo players
  • Eduardo Azevedo (1982-2001), born in São Paulo, Brazilian race car driver. 2001 Brazilian Formula Junior champion and the 2002 South American Formula Three Class-B champion. He raced in Brazilian Formula Renault in 2003
  • Clarence L. Azevedo, American politician, Mayor of Sacramento, California, 1956-59 [3]
  • Márcio Gonzaga de Azevedo (b. 1986), Brazilian footballer known as Márcio Azevedo, who last played for Athletico Paranaense as a left back
  • Justin Azevedo (b. 1988), Canadian ice hockey forward for the ZSC Lions of the National League
  • Geraldo Azevedo (b. 1945), Brazilian singer and guitarist
  • Belmiro Mendes de Azevedo (1938-2017), Portuguese entrepreneur, who owned a controlling stake in Sonae SGPS
  • Aluísio Tancredo Gonçalves de Azevedo (1857-1913), Brazilian novelist, caricaturist, diplomat, playwright and short story writer. He founded and occupied the 4th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1897 until his death in 1913
  • Mario Joaquim Azevedo (b. 1940), Mozambican novelist, historian, professor, and epidemiologist
  • Mateus Soares de Azevedo (b. 1959), Brazilian writer, journalist, editor and translator. He has published a dozen books and received the USA Best Books 2011 Awards
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  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from on Facebook