Chaparro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Chaparro is most likely derived from the Spanish word "Chapa," which means "metal plate or sheet;" so the name may be occupational, originally born by someone who worked with metal sheets. Alternatively, this surname may be of toponymic origin, derived from the place name Chapa, in the Spanish province of Pontevedra (Galicia); or it may come from the Basque word "chaparro" (txaparro) meaning an "oak bush."
Early Origins of the Chaparro family
The surname Chaparro was first found in Andalusia.
Important Dates for the Chaparro family
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Chaparro Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Chapa, Chaparo, Chapparo, Chapat, Chaperon and others.
Early Notables of the Chaparro family (pre 1700)
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Chaparro migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chaparro Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
- Guillen Chaparro, who arrived in New Granada in 1582
Chaparro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Julio Chaparro, who was listed on a passenger list, arriving in San Francisco in 1852
- Jose Chaparro, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1898 
Contemporary Notables of the name Chaparro (post 1700)
- Luis F Chaparro, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh
- Omar Chaparro (b. 1974), Mexican comedian, TV host and actor
- ^ 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)