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.

Important Dates for 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)

More information is included under the topic Early Chacon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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
  • Maria Chacon, who settled in Cuba in 1565
Chacon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hernando Chacon, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Juan Chacon, who landed in America in 1827 [1]
  • Alonso Chacon, who arrived in New Spain in 1838 [1]
  • S Chacon, aged 44, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1843 [1]
  • Agustin Chacon, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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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