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During the Middle Ages, the surname of Delespexo 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 Delespexo 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 Delespexo 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.

Delespexo Early Origins



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

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Delespexo Spelling Variations


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Delespexo Spelling Variations



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

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Delespexo Early History


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Delespexo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delespexo 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 Delespexo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Delespexo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Delespexo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delespexo 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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    2. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
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    The Delespexo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Delespexo 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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