origin. In this instance the adjective "Bravo" was applied as a nickname to a man who had proven himself in battle to be spirited and fearless.
. Early records of the name in
include Captain D. Alonso Bravo, who was born in 1599 in San Martin de Hoyos in the Santander region of Northern Spain.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso Bravo who settled in Guatemala in 1538; Hernando Bravo who sailed to Peru in 1553-1554; and Francisco Bravo who arrived in New Granada in 1592. Later settlers Juan Bravo who emigrated to Philadelphia in 1812.