Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Carracedo 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. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Carracedo is a nickname type of surname for a person who was bold or shameless. Further research showed the name was derived from the Spanish word "carrillo," which means cheek.
Early Origins of the Carracedo family
Castile, one of the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Carracedo family
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Carracedo Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Carrillo, Carriello, Carillo, Carril, Cariello and others.
Early Notables of the Carracedo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carracedo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco Carrillo, who sailed to Cartagena in 1534; Gonzalo Carrillo, to Panama in 1535; Juan Carrillo, to Dominican Republic in 1535; Pedro Carrillo de Guzmá.
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