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Cavazos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Cavazos comes from the Galician word "cabazo," meaning a small granary built on wooden stakes, a small structure which is typical in the region.

Early Origins of the Cavazos family

The surname Cavazos was first found in the region of Galacia, in the very northwest corner of Spain.

Early History of the Cavazos family

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Cavazos Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cavazos, Cavazo, Cabazo, Cabazos, Cabaciño and many more.

Early Notables of the Cavazos family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cavazos family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cavazos Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Alonso Vazquez de Baamonde, son of Pedro Fernandez de Cavazos and of Inis Alonso de Piñeira, who, who arrived in New Spain in 1590

Contemporary Notables of the name Cavazos (post 1700)

  • General Richard Edward Cavazos (1929-2017), American soldier, recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, the United States Army's first Hispanic four-star general
  • Carlos Cavazos, Mexican-born, American guitarist
  • Andres "Andy" Cavazos (b. 1981), former American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Lauro Fred Cavazos Jr. (b. 1927), American Secretary of Education from August 1988 to December 1990
  • Eloy Cavazos, one of Mexico's top matadors
  • David Cavazos (b. 1987), Mexican singer-songwriter
  • Jesús Silverio Cavazos (1968-2010), Mexican politician
  • Lumi Cavazos (b. 1968), Mexican actress
  • Israel Cavazos Garza (1923-2016), Mexican historian, writer, and academic, member of the Mexican Academy of History

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