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Where did the Spanish Carrillo family come from? What is the Spanish Carrillo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Carrillo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Carrillo family history?From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Carrillo 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 Carrillo 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Carrillo, Carriello, Carillo, Carril, Cariello and others.
First found in Castile, one of the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carrillo research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1244, 1625 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Carrillo History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 221 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carrillo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Carrillo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Carrillo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carrillo 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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