Bravo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished Spanish surname Bravo is, in fact, of nickname 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 Origins of the Bravo family

The surname Bravo was first found in the northern regions of the kingdom of Castile, an important Christian region of medieval Spain. Early records of the name in Spain include Captain D. Alonso Bravo, who was born in 1599 in San Martin de Hoyos in the Santander region of Northern Spain.

Important Dates for the Bravo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bravo research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bravo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bravo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brave, Brava, Brávo and others.

Early Notables of the Bravo family (pre 1700)

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Bravo migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bravo Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Alonso Bravo, who arrived in "New Spain" between 1553-1554
  • Gabriel Bravo, who arrived in Peru in 1590 [1]
Bravo Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • David Bravo, who arrived in Jamaica in 1740 [1]
  • Benjamin Bravo, who landed in Jamaica in 1740 [1]
Bravo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alvaro Bravo, who landed in America in 1810 [1]
  • Juan Bravo, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Pedro Bravo, who arrived in America in 1816 [1]
  • Francisco Bravo, who landed in America in 1827 [1]
  • Rodrigo Bravo, who landed in America in 1828 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bravo (post 1700)

  • Antonio Caballero Bravo (b. 1967), Spanish boxer, who represented his country at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Luigi Ferrari Bravo (1933-2016), Italian professor and legal expert, Judge of International Court of Justice (1995-1997)
  • Angel Bravo (b. 1942), Venezuelan Major League Baseball player
  • Felipe Aparicio Bravo (b. 1867), Chilean literary
  • Soledad Bravo (b. 1943), renowned Venezuelan singer
  • Anselmo Bravo (b. 1900), Chilean solider in the Chilean army
  • Manuel María Palacios Bravo (b. 1891), Ecuadorian poet and ecclesiastic, listed in "Who's who in Latin America" in 1952
  • Juan Bravo Murillo (1803-1873), Spanish politician, jurist and economist
  • Guillermo Bravo Almeyda (b. 1902), Chilean doctor
  • Víctor Bravo Ahuja (b. 1918), Mexican engineer

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Citations

  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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