Carrio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Carrio 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 Carrio 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 Carrio family
The surname Carrio was first found in Castile, one of the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Important Dates for the Carrio family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carrio research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1244, 1625 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Carrio History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Carrio Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Carrillo, Carriello, Carillo, Carril, Cariello and others.
Early Notables of the Carrio family (pre 1700)
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 at the age of 95 or 96; seventeenth...
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Carrio migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Carrio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Antonio Carrio, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1868 
Contemporary Notables of the name Carrio (post 1700)
- Carlos Cardús Carrió (b. 1959), Spanish former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer
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