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The origins the old family name Ceballos can be found within medieval Spain. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Spain, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Ceballos family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Ceballos was an occupational name for a knight or a knight's servant.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Caballero, Caballeros, Caballer, Caballé, Caballe, Caballería, Caballeria, Caballo, Caballos, de Caballos, Cavallo, Cavallos, de Cavallos, Cavallón, Cavallon, de Cavallón, de Cavallon, Cavallero, Cavallería and many more.

First found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ceballos research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1656, 1704, 1697, 1703, 1645, 1697, 1670 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Ceballos History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 179 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ceballos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ceballos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Emeterio Ceballos, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1830
  • Jeronimo Ceballos, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860

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  • Jacqueline Ceballos (b. 1925), American feminist
  • Cedric Ceballos (b. 1969), American NBA basketball player
  • Eduardo Mendoza Ceballos (b. 1943), Spanish novelist
  • Juan Carlos Ceballos (b. 1983), Spanish footballer
  • Alberto Heredia Ceballos (b. 1987), Spanish footballer
  • Juan Bautista Ceballos (1811-1859), interim President of Mexico
  • Isabel Ceballos (b. 1979), Colombian Olympic swimmer
  • Camilo Ceballos (b. 1984), Colombian footballer


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The Ceballos Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ceballos 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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