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The distinguished surname Ballestero is of Spanish descent, and is believed to be of occupational origin as it is derived from the occupation or trade of the original bearer of the name. The surname derives from the Spanish word "ballestero," or "crossbowman," from the term "ballesta," meaning "crossbow." The surname Ballestero thus means "son or descendant of the crossbowman."

Ballestero Early Origins



The surname Ballestero was first found in the northeastern region of the Iberian peninsula. The earliest references to the Spanish surname Ballestero date back to the thirteenth century, when one Ramon Ballester was lord of the castle of Alaro in 1285, at the time of the conquest of Mallorca by King Alfonso of Aragon.

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Ballestero Spelling Variations


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Ballestero Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ballestero, Ballesteros, Ballesta, Ballesté and many more.

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Ballestero Early History


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Ballestero Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ballestero research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1387, 1370, 1333 and 1405 are included under the topic Early Ballestero History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ballestero Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ballestero Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of the family name in this era was Antonio Ballester (died 1387), Archbishop of Athens from 27 March 1370, when appointed by Pope Urban VI, until his death; Arnaldo Ballester, who was counselor to the...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ballestero 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:

Ballestero Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro Ballestero, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Jose Ballestero, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Mateo Ballestero, who landed in America in 1836

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ballestero (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ballestero (post 1700)



  • Rafael Ballestero (b. 1938), Spanish poet
  • Alejandro Francisco Ballestero (b. 1969), Spanish politician
  • Sergio Martínez Ballestero (b. 1975), Spanish footballer
  • Severiano "Seve" Ballestero (1957-2011), Spanish professional golfer
  • Humberto Horacio Ballestero (b. 1944), Argentine goalkeeper
  • Roberto Alcântara Ballestero (b. 1977), Brazilian footballer
  • Ernesto "Estong" Ballestero (b. 1973), former Filipino professional basketball player
  • Paolo Ballestero (b. 1982), Filipino actor, TV host and model

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
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    The Ballestero Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ballestero 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 11 June 2014 at 09:10.

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