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The distinguished Spanish surname Cao is derived from a nickname; that is, it was originally used to describe a physical or personal characteristic of the original bearer. In this case, the surname is derived from the Spanish word "cano," meaning "white-haired" or "ancient," and would have been applied to one with gray hair or one who was advanced in years.

Early Origins of the Cao family


The surname Cao was first found in many Regions of Spain and the Iberian Peninsula. There were families of this name in Castile, Murcia, Seville, Vizcaya, Portugal and other regions. In Vizcaya, a family of this name resided in Aldeanueva, Valmaseda, while another family was established in Penacerrada, Laguardia, in Alava.

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Early History of the Cao family

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Early History of the Cao family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cao research.
Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1667, 1476 and 1526 are included under the topic Early Cao History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cao Spelling Variations

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Cao Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Cano, Cao, Cane, Caño and others.

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Early Notables of the Cao family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Cao family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cao family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Cao family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cao Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Cao, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1856 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Juan Cao, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1868 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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Citations

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  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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