Show ContentsCarrizo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Carrizo 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 Carrizo 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 Carrizo family

The surname Carrizo was first found in Castile, one of the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Carrizo family

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Carrizo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Carrillo, Carriello, Carillo, Carril, Cariello and others.

Early Notables of the Carrizo family

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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Carrizo Ranking

In South America, the name Carrizo is the 91st most popular surname with an estimated 51 people with that name. [1]

United States Carrizo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Carrizo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gonzalo Carrizo, who arrived in America in 1828 [2]
  • Enrique R Carrizo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1882 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Carrizo (post 1700) +

  • Amadeo Raúl Carrizo (1926-2020), known by his first name "Amadeo", an Argentine football goalkeeper
  • Antonio Carrizo (1926-2016), Argentine radio and television presenter

  1. "List of most common surnames in South America." Wikipedia,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook