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Where did the Spanish Berrios family come from? What is the Spanish Berrios family crest and coat of arms? When did the Berrios family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Berrios family history?

Noble surnames, such as Berrios, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Berrios, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in Spain. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The surname Berrios originally derived from the Spanish word Barrera which referred to a barrier and denoted that the family originally lived beside a gate or fence.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Barrios, de Barrios, Barrio, de Barrio, Barro, Barros, de Barros, Barroso, Barrera, de Barrera, de la Barrera, Barreda, de Barreda, Barral, Barreto, Barrientos and many more.

First found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berrios research. Another 155 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1625 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Berrios History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 171 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berrios Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berrios Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Francisco Berrios, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Valentin Berrios, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1917
  • Salvadoe Berrios, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Carmen Berrios, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Manuel Berrios, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1919


  • Joseph "Joe" Berrios (b. 1952), American Democratic politician, Assessor of Cook County, Illinois
  • Edmundo Covarrubias Berríos (b. 1933), medical surgeon from Chile
  • Mario René Berríos Castillo (b. 1982), Honduran football defender
  • Mario Esteban Berrios Jara (b. 1981), Chilean football defender
  • Rubén Ángel Berríos Martínez (b. 1939), Puerto Rican lawyer and politician, current president of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP)
  • Gregory Berrios (b. 1979), Puerto Rican two-time gold and silver volleyball player, member of the Men's National Team
  • Carmen Luz "Carmín" Berríos Rivera, Puerto Rican educator and politician
  • Héctor Berríos (b. 1986), Chilean footballer


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  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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 Berrios Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berrios 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 4 January 2015 at 12:47.

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