Ceballos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Ceballos family

The surname Ceballos was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Ceballos family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ceballos research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1535, 1572, 1656, 1704, 1697, 1703, 1645, 1697, 1670 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Ceballos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ceballos Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Ceballos family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family Francisco Cevallos, Spanish composer, active from 1535 to 1572 and was canon and musical director of the cathedral at Burgos. Among his compositions scattered throughout Spain, may be mentioned a fine mass in the church 'Del Pilar' at Saragossa, and a motet 'Inter vestibulum' in Eslava's Lira Sacra Hispaña. [1] Other early notables include: Pedro Rodríguez Cubero (1656-1704), a Spanish admiral, Governor of New Mexico between 1697 and 1703; Pedro...
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ceballos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ceballos Ranking

In the United States, the name Ceballos is the 5,375th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [2]


United States Ceballos migration to the United States +

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 [3]
  • Jeronimo Ceballos, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ceballos (post 1700) +

  • 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


  1. ^ Grove, Sir George, A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (AD. 1450-1889) London: Macmillan1902, Print, 2 Vols
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ 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)


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