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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.
The surname Carrillo was first found in Castile, one of the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Carrillo, Carriello, Carillo, Carril, Cariello and others.
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 and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent among members of the family were fifteenth century prelate Alonso Carrillo; Luis de Carrillo y Sotomayor, sixteenth century poet, literary critic and galley captain; Maria Barbara Carillo (1625-1721), burned at the stake for heresy during the Spanish Inquisition; she is believed to be the oldest person executed during the Inquisition...
Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carrillo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Carrillo Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
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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