Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished De cornejo 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 De cornejo 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 De cornejo family
Galicia, in the northwestern corner of Spain.
Early History of the De cornejo family
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De cornejo 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 De cornejo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the De cornejo family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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