Carabajal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins the old family name Carabajal 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 Carabajal family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Carabajal was an occupational name for a knight or a knight's servant.
Early Origins of the Carabajal family
The surname Carabajal was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Carabajal family
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Carabajal 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 Carabajal family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family Francisco Cevallos, Spanish composer, active from 1535 to 1572 and was canon and musical director of the cathedral at Burgos. Among his compositions scattered throughout Spain, may be mentioned a fine mass in the church 'Del Pilar' at Saragossa, and a motet 'Inter vestibulum' in Eslava's Lira Sacra Hispaña. 
Other early notables include: Pedro Rodríguez Cubero (1656-1704), a Spanish admiral, Governor of New Mexico between 1697 and 1703; Pedro...
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Carabajal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century