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The origins the old family name Caraballo 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 Caraballo family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Caraballo was an occupational name for a knight or a knight's servant.

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caraballo research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1656, 1704, 1697, 1703, 1645, 1697, 1670 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Caraballo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Caraballo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caraballo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Luis Caraballo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1852
  • Baldomero Caraballo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1869
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  • Frank Caraballo (b. 1984), American mixed martial artist, current NAAFS featherweight champion
  • Wilfredo Caraballo (b. 1947), American politician, Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1996-2008
  • Wilfredo Caraballo, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996, 2000
  • Roberto Caraballo, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 10th District, 1992
  • Luis Caraballo, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2008
  • Hector Caraballo, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008
  • Ramón "Sanchez" Caraballo (b. 1969), Dominican Republic former Major League Baseball player who played from 1993 to 1995
  • Jorge Caraballo (b. 1959), former Uruguayan footballer
  • Erwin José Caraballo Cabrera (b. 1981), Venezuelan gold and two-time bronze medalist Greco-Roman wrestler
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    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
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