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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Carrasco. The original bearer of the name Carrasco, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Carrasco family originally lived in a place called Carrasco, which is in the municipality of Sandion de la Ribvera, in the province of Salamanca.

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The surname Carrasco was first found in Castile, an important medieval kingdom of northern Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Carrasco, Carrasca, Carrascal, Carrascosa, Carrascoso, Carrasquedo, Carrasquilla and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carrasco research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1064, 1769 and 1670 are included under the topic Early Carrasco History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 121 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carrasco Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Martín Carrasco, who sailed to America in 1512
  • Julián de Carrasco, went to Río de la Plata in 1535
  • Bartolomé Carrasco, emigrated to Colombia in 1536
  • Francisco Carrasco, sailed to New Spain in 1536
  • Julián Carrasco, a priest who accompanied Pedro de Mendoza to Argentina. He witnessed the founding of the city of Buenos Aires in 1536 and was the first parish priest of Buenos Aires


Carrasco Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Martin Carrasco, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Eno Carrasco, aged 35, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Julian Carrasco, who landed in Rio de la Plata in 1835
  • Francisco Carrasco, who landed in New Spain in 1836
  • Bartolome Carrasco, who landed in Columbia in 1836


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  • Daniel J. "D. J." Carrasco (b. 1977), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Emma J Carrasco, American television executive
  • Cecilia Carmiña Carrasco, American banking executive
  • Alejandro Carrasco, American television station general manager
  • Francisco Antonio García Carrasco Díaz (1742-1813), Spanish soldier and Royal Governor of Chile
  • José Carlos Carrasco Távara (1944-2015), Peruvian politician and a Congressman
  • Nicolás Rodríguez Carrasco (1890-1940), Mexican general
  • Felix Carrasco (b. 1955), Mexican- Austrian conductor
  • Eduardo Guillermo Carrasco Pirard (b. 1940), Chilean musician and professor of philosophy
  • Angela Carrasco (b. 1954), Dominican singer

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  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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  6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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The Carrasco Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carrasco Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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