Chamorro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Chamorro 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 Chamorro is a nickname type of surname for a person who had short hair.

Early Origins of the Chamorro family

The surname Chamorro was first found in Castile, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Chamorro family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chamorro research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1397 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Chamorro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chamorro Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chamorro, Chamoro, Chamorris, Chamoris and others.

Early Notables of the Chamorro family (pre 1700)

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chamorro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chamorro Ranking

In the United States, the name Chamorro is the 17,005th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Chamorro migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chamorro Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Alonso Chamorro, who sailed to America in 1511
  • Gregorio Chamorro, to America in 1512
  • Miguel Chamorro, to Peru in 1557
Chamorro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alonso Chamorro, who arrived in America in 1811 [2]
  • Gregorio Chamorro, who landed in America in 1812 [2]
  • Jose Chamorro, aged 28, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835 [2]
  • Miguel Chamorro, who landed in Peru in 1857 [2]
  • Francisco Chamorro, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Chamorro (post 1700) +

  • Aurora Chamorro (1954-2020), Spanish swimmer, top in her specialities between 1968 and 1974 in Spain
  • Santiago Chamorro, Spanish diplomat
  • Violeta Chamorro, Nicaraguan President, widow of publisher Pedro Joaquín Chamorro, who was assassinated in 1978 by the Somoza regime
  • Emiliano Chamorro Vargas (1871-1966), former President of Nicaragua


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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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