Chacon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Chacon surname comes from the word "chacón," meaning "gecko;" as such it was most likely originally a nickname, which went on to become a hereditary surname.

Early Origins of the Chacon family

The surname Chacon was first found in Navarre, one of the medieval Christian kingdoms of northern Spain.

Early History of the Chacon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chacon research. Another 258 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1516 and 1763 are included under the topic Early Chacon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chacon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chacon, Chacone, Chason, Chacàn, Chacànne, Chaconne, Chacàne, Chacun and many more.

Early Notables of the Chacon family (pre 1700)

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Chacon Ranking

In the United States, the name Chacon is the 1,911st most popular surname with an estimated 17,409 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Chacon is ranked the 8,453rd most popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. [2]


United States Chacon migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chacon Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Hernando Chacon, who settled in America in 1513
  • Alonso Chacon, who arrived in New Spain in 1538
Chacon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hernando Chacon, who arrived in America in 1813 [3]
  • Juan Chacon, who landed in America in 1827 [3]
  • Alonso Chacon, who arrived in New Spain in 1838 [3]
  • S Chacon, aged 44, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1843 [3]
  • Agustin Chacon, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Chacon migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [4]
Chacon Settlers in West Indies in the 16th Century
  • Maria Chacon, who settled in Cuba in 1565

Contemporary Notables of the name Chacon (post 1700) +

  • Bobby Chacon (1951-2016), nicknamed "Schoolboy," an American two-time Super featherweight world boxing champion
  • Shawn Anthony Chacón (b. 1977), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • George Chacon, American visual artist, best known for his murals in Taos, New Mexico
  • Raven Chacon (b. 1977), American composer and artist
  • Carme María Chacón Piqueras (1971-2017), Spanish politician, Minister of Defence (2008-2011), Minister of Housing (2007-2008)
  • José Maria Chacón (1749-1833), Spanish Governor of Trinidad
  • Elio Chacón Rodríguez (1936-1992), Venezuela Major League Baseball second baseman and shortstop
  • Francisco Chacón (b. 1976), Mexican soccer official
  • Iris Chacón (b. 1950), Puerto Rico dancer, singer, and entertainer
  • Gerzon Armando Chacón (b. 1980), Venezuelan football defender
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  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)
  4. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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