Caraballo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Caraballo family

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

Early History of the Caraballo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caraballo research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1535, 1572, 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.

Caraballo 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 Caraballo 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. [1] Other early notables include: Pedro Rodríguez Cubero (1656-1704), a Spanish admiral, Governor of New Mexico between 1697 and 1703; Pedro...
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Caraballo Ranking

In the United States, the name Caraballo is the 3,096th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [2]


United States Caraballo migration to the United States +

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 [3]
  • Baldomero Caraballo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1869 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Caraballo (post 1700) +

  • 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 Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996, 2000 [4]
  • Roberto Caraballo, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 10th District, 1992 [4]
  • Luis Caraballo, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2008 [4]
  • Hector Caraballo, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008 [4]
  • Bernardo Caraballo (1942-2022), Colombian boxer, world title contender of the 1960s and 1970s
  • 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


  1. ^ Grove, Sir George, A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (AD. 1450-1889) London: Macmillan1902, Print, 2 Vols
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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