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Multiple Origins for the Surname Crespo



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.

Crespo Early Origins



The surname Crespo was first found in the region of Castile, an important Christian Kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Crespo Spelling Variations


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Crespo Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Crespa, Crespos, Crespí, Cresta and others.

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Crespo Early History


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Crespo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crespo research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crespo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crespo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crespo Early Notables (pre 1700)



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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • C Crespo, aged 6, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • M Crespo, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Agustin Crespo, who arrived in Cartagena in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crespo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crespo (post 1700)



  • Jaime Crespo (b. 1961), Mexican-American multi-artist, musician, and writer
  • Diane Crespo, American producer and director of feature films and documentaries
  • Marcos A. Crespo (b. 1980), American Democratic member of the New York State Assembly
  • James "Jimmy" Crespo Jr. (b. 1954), American guitarist
  • José Manuel Crespo (b. 1972), Spanish sprint canoer
  • Andrés Crespo (b. 1968), Spanish fencer
  • Cristóbal Márquez Crespo (b. 1984), Spanish footballer
  • Enrique Barόn Crespo (b. 1944), Spanish politician and lawyer
  • José Ángel Crespo (b. 1987), Spanish footballer
  • José Antonio Crespo (b. 1977), male badminton player from Spain
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    6. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Crespo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crespo 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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