Chaparro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early History of 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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In the United States, the name Chaparro is the 9,357th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chaparro Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Chaparro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century