Caballero History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The origins the old family name Caballero can be found within medieval Spain. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Spain, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Caballero family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Caballero was an occupational name for a knight or a knight's servant.

Early Origins of the Caballero family

The surname Caballero was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Important Dates for the Caballero family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caballero research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1656, 1704, 1697, 1703, 1645, 1697, 1670 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Caballero History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caballero Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Caballero, Caballeros, Caballer, Caballé, Caballe, Caballería, Caballeria, Caballo, Caballos, de Caballos, Cavallo, Cavallos, de Cavallos, Cavallón, Cavallon, de Cavallón, de Cavallon, Cavallero, Cavallería and many more.

Early Notables of the Caballero family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were eighteenth century Spanish politician Jerónimo Caballero, first Marquis of Caballero; eighteenth century Spanish military officer Juan Caballero; nineteenth century Cuban philosopher José de la Luz Caballero; nineteenth century Spanish military officer Antonio Caballero y Fernández de Rodas; nineteenth century Paraguayan politician...
Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caballero Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caballero migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caballero Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Alonso Caballero, who sailed to America in 1517 with his brother Diego
  • Juan Caballero, who sailed to New Spain in 1534
  • Cristóbal Caballero, who sailed to America in 1538
  • Francisco Caballero, who sailed to Peru in 1553 with his wife
  • Antón Caballero, who sailed to Peru in 1592
Caballero Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Marcos Caballero, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Alonso Caballero, who landed in America in 1817 [1]
  • L Caballero, aged 22, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1823 [1]
  • Jose Caballero, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Mani Caballero, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Caballero (post 1700)

  • Ralph Joseph "Putsy" Caballero (1927-2016), American Major League Baseball infielder who played for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1944 to 1952
  • Steve Caballero (b. 1964), American professional skateboarder
  • Raymond Caballero (b. 1942), American politician, mayor of El Paso, Texas (2001-2003)
  • Manuel Caballero, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Colonia, 1897 [2]
  • Lydia Caballero, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004 [2]
  • Jose Caballero, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1996 [2]
  • Anna M. Caballero, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Salinas, California, 2003-04; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008 [2]
  • Fernán Caballero (1797-1877), Spanish novelist
  • Jorge Samuel Caballero (b. 1974), Honduran footballer
  • Celestino "Pelenchin" Caballero (b. 1976), Panamanian professional boxer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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