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

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.


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Prominent among members of the family were eighteenth century Spanish politician Jerónimo Caballero, first Marquis of Caballero; eighteenth century Spanish military officer Juan Caballero; nineteenth century Cuban philosopher José de la Luz Caballero; nineteenth century Spanish military officer Antonio Caballero y Fernández de Rodas; nineteenth century Paraguayan politician...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ceballos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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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    Other References

    1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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