Crownover History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Crownover 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 Crownover 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 Crownover family

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

Important Dates for the Crownover family

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

Crownover 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 Crownover family (pre 1700)

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; Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Luján (1510-1554), a Spanish conquistador, who visited New Mexico and other parts of what are now the southwestern United States between 1540 and 1542; and his nephew, Juan Vásquez de...
Another 97 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crownover Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Crownover family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Luis Cornejo, who sailed to America in 1511; Juan Cornel, to America in 1516; Pedro de Coronado, to America in 1527; Alonso Coronado, to Peru in 1534.

Contemporary Notables of the name Crownover (post 1700)

  • Ronny Crownover, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 64th District [1]
  • Myra Crownover, American Republican politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 64th District; Elected unopposed 2000; Elected 2002; Elected unopposed 2004; Elected 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 [1]
  • Martha Crownover, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 2000 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from
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