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During the Middle Ages, the surname of Delespejo was used in Spain. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Spain, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages, many people, such as the Delespejo family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Delespejo was an occupational name for a person who made or sold mirrors. This Spanish name was recorded in medieval documents in its Latin form, Speculum, which means to look or to see.

Delespejo Early Origins



The surname Delespejo was first found in Aragon, in northeastern Spain.

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Delespejo Spelling Variations


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Delespejo Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Espejo, del Espejo, Espeja, de Espeja, Espexo and many more.

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Delespejo Early History


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Delespejo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delespejo research. Another 369 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1137, 1148, 1170, 1238, 1229, 1282, 1469, 1175, 1540, 1585, 1582 and 1583 are included under the topic Early Delespejo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Delespejo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Delespejo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delespejo 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: Juan del Espexo, who sailed to Hispaniola in 1538. An early explorer of the New World was Antonio de Espejo, who voyaged to New Spain in 1571 with the expedition of Pedro Moya de Contreras. In 1581-82 Antonio led an expedition to explore the territory that is today New Mexico. Later migrants included Juan de Dios Espejo, who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1851.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Delespejo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Delespejo 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 21 January 2013 at 16:07.

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