The distinguished Spanish surname Crespo is of nickname origin, deriving from a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. In this case, the name Crespo is derived from the Old Spanish word "crespo" (cited in 1115) which is derived in turn from the Latin word "crispus," signifying "ondulating" or "curly." Therefore, the progenitor of the surname was someone with curly hair.
Early Origins of the Crespo family
The surname Crespo was first found in the region of Castile, an important Christian Kingdom of medieval Spain.
Important Dates for the Crespo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crespo research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crespo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crespo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Crespo migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Crespo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Julian Crespo, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1823 
A Crespo, aged 8, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 
C Crespo, aged 6, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 
M Crespo, aged 40, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 
Agustin Crespo, who arrived in Cartagena in 1834 
^ 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)
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