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

Decornejo Early Origins



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

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Decornejo Spelling Variations


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Decornejo 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.

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Decornejo Early History


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Decornejo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Decornejo research. Another 561 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1037, 1155, 1282, 1510, 1554, 1540, 1542, 1523, 1565 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Decornejo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Decornejo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Decornejo Early Notables (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...

Another 143 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Decornejo 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 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    2. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    9. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Decornejo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Decornejo 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 23 July 2014 at 08:20.

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