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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. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    8. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    9. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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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.

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