Noble surnames, such as De azevedo, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name De azevedo, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain
. In Spain
, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because the Muslim Moors
from the 8th to the 12th century. The De azevedo family originally lived beside an area of holly-bushes. The surname De azevedo was originally derived from the Old Spanish word Azevo which meant "holly."
Early Origins of the De azevedo family
The surname De azevedo was first found in Galicia
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the De azevedo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De azevedo research.Another 653 words (47 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1037 and 1085 are included under the topic Early De azevedo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
De azevedo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Acevedo, de Acevedo, Aceveda, Aceval, Aceves, de Aceves, Acebedo, de Acebedo, Acebeda, Acebo, Azebedo, de Azebedo, Azevedo and many more.
Early Notables of the De azevedo family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Juan Acevedo, a sixteenth century Spanish soldier who later became a missionary in Mexico; sixteenth century Spanish artist Cristóbal de Acevedo; seventeenth century Governor of Cuba Juan de Acevedo; eighteenth century Spanish military officer Manuel Jacinto de Acevedo y Navia; nineteenth century Argentinian lawyer... Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De azevedo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the De azevedo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
De azevedo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Cyro de Azevedo, aged 32, who emigrated to America, in 1892
- Jerge Ignacio de Azevedo, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
- Mareanna de Azevedo, aged 13, who settled in America, in 1893
- Anna de Azevedo, aged 12, who landed in America, in 1893
- Luis M. de Azevedo, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1895
De azevedo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Selco Roque de Azevedo, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Recife, Brasil, in 1916
- Raul de Azevedo, aged 11, who landed in America from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1920
- Domingo R.M. de Azevedo, aged 46, who landed in America from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1920
Contemporary Notables of the name De azevedo (post 1700)
- Lorenzo de Azevedo, company president
- Belmiro de Azevedo (b. 1938), Portuguese entrepreneur, ranked by Forbes as the 387th richest person in the world in 2005