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Ballestero History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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."

Early Origins of the Ballestero family


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.

Early History of the Ballestero family


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Ballestero Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Ballestero family (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...
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Migration of the Ballestero family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jose Ballestero, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mateo Ballestero, who landed in America in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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