Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Chamizo family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Chamizo is a nickname type of surname for a person who had short hair.
Early Origins of the Chamizo family
Castile, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Chamizo family
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Chamizo Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Chamorro, Chamoro, Chamorris, Chamoris and others.
Early Notables of the Chamizo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chamizo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chamizo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Chamizo (post 1700)
Chamizo Family Crest Products