From the historical and enchanting region of Spain
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Decoronel 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 Decoronel 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 Decoronel family
The surname Decoronel was first found in Galicia
, in the northwestern corner of Spain.
Early History of the Decoronel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Decoronel 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 Decoronel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Decoronel 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 Decoronel 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... Another 143 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Decoronel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Decoronel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Decoronel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Brigida DeCoronel, who landed in New Spain in 1836 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)