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The noble Spanish surname Chico is of nickname origin, deriving from a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the first bearer. In this instance, the surname Chico comes directly from the word "chico" which signifies "small, young." Therefore, the surname Chico was given as a nickname to a small man or to the younger of two bearers of the same given name.

Chico Early Origins



The surname Chico was first found in the province of Toledo, in the ancient kingdom of Castile.

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Chico Spelling Variations


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Chico Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Chica, Chico, Chicote and others.

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Chico Early History


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Chico Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chico research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chico History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chico Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chico Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chico Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chico Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gregorio Chico, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Rafael Chico, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Manuel Chico, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1827
  • Anton Chico, who arrived in America in 1829
  • I Chico, aged 22, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chico (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chico (post 1700)



  • Melchor Chico (b. 1909), Spanish guitarist
  • Isabel Chico, distinguished poet from Puerto Rico
  • Norma Belmonte Chico (b. 1937), architect in the Philippines

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Chico Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chico Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 April 2014 at 14:56.

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