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
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.
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
type of surname for a person who had short hair.
, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chamizo research.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1397 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Chamizo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.