Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish
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
Galicia, an important Christian kingdom of medieval 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 (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Azevedo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Azevedo Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Azevedo (post 1700)
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