Show ContentsCoronel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Coronel 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 Coronel is a nickname type of surname for a person that was loved by his family and friends having derived from the Spanish word "caro," which was itself derived from the Latin word "carus," which means beloved or dear.

Early Origins of the Coronel family

The surname Coronel was first found in Galicia, in the northwestern corner of Spain.

Early History of the Coronel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coronel research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1037, 1139, 1155, 1282, 1510, 1523, 1540, 1542, 1554, 1565 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Coronel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coronel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Coronado, de Coronado, Cornado, Corona, de Corona, Coronas, Coronel, de Coronel, Cornel, Cornejo, de Cornejo and many more.

Early Notables of the Coronel family

Prominent among members of the family

  • were María Alonso Coronel, wife of Castilian hero Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, "The Good", whom she married in 1282
  • fourteenth century noblewoman Aldonza Coronel, King Pedro I's mistress, who later became Abbess of the convent of Santa Inés
  • her sister María Coronel, founder of the convent
  • sixteenth century physicist Luis Coronel
  • his brother, linguist Pablo Coronel

Coronel Ranking

In the United States, the name Coronel is the 8,585th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Coronel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coronel Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Brígida de Coronel, to New Spain in 1536
  • García Coronel, to Honduras in 1538
  • Ambrosio Coronel, to New Spain in 1576
Coronel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Garcia Coronel, who landed in Honduras in 1838 2
  • Ambrosio Coronel, who arrived in New Spain in 1876 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Coronel (post 1700) +

  • Dannes Arcenio Coronel Campoverde (1973-2020), Ecuadorian football defender
  • Manuel Coronel Kautz, Nicaragua's current Vice Minister of Foreign Relations

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  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) on Facebook