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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Camacho family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name.

Camacho Early Origins



The surname Camacho was first found in Valencia, on Spain's Mediterranean coast.

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Camacho Spelling Variations


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Camacho Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Camacho, Camachón, Camachon, Camachos, Camachuelo and others.

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Camacho Early History


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Camacho Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Camacho research. Another 546 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1094, 1099, 1102, 1238, 1352, 1561, 1622, 1650, 1672, 1680, 1742, 1772, and 1824 are included under the topic Early Camacho History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Camacho Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Camacho Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Antonio Camacho y Madueño, created Count of Robledo de Cardeña in 1772; nineteenth century Bolivian military officer Heliodoro Camacho; nineteenth century Spanish politician Juan Francisco...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Camacho Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Camacho Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Antonio Camacho, who sailed to Hispaniola in 1512
  • Cristóbal Camacho,sailed to America in 1512
  • Benito Camacho, voyaged to America in 1512 with 2 servants
  • Martín Camacho, went to America in 1527
  • Bartolomé Camacho Zambrano, who accompanied Jiménez de Quesada on an expedition to Colombia in 1536. He founded the city of Tunja
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Camacho Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Camacho, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Gonzalo Camacho, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Antonio Camacho, who landed in Espanola in 1812
  • Benito Camacho, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Cristobal Camacho, who landed in America in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Camacho (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Camacho (post 1700)



  • Ernest Carlos Camacho (b. 1955), American former professional baseball player
  • Agustín Carreño Camacho (b. 1909), Spanish doctor
  • Rodolfo Camacho (1975-2016), Colombian-born, Venezuelan road racing cyclist
  • George Stephen "Steve" Camacho (1945-2015), West Indian cricketer who played in eleven Tests from 1968 to 1971
  • Manuel Camacho Solís (1946-2015), Mexican politician, Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1993-1994)
  • Juan Carlos Camacho Vega (b. 1977), Colombian sculptor and writer
  • Mark Camacho (b. 1964), Canadian actor
  • Héctor Camacho (b. 1962), Puerto Rican professional boxer
  • Manuel Ávila Camacho (1897-1955), President of Mexico (1940-46)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
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    The Camacho Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Camacho 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 8 August 2016 at 08:27.

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