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Origin Displayed: Spanish

Origins Available: Italian, Spanish

Spelling variations of this family name include: Delgado, Delgadillo and others.

First found in Castile, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso Delgado, who arrived in Cuba in ; Gonzalo Delgadillo, who came to New Spain in 1553-1554; Andres Delgado, who came to New Spain in 1571; Ana Raposa Delgado, who came to New Spain in 1579.

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Some noteworthy people of the name Delgado
  • James P. Delgado (b. 1958), award-winning American maritime archaeologist, explorer and author
  • Emilio Delgado (b. 1940), American actor
  • Anita Delgado Briones (1890-1962), Spanish flamenco dancer and singer
  • Pedro Delgado (b. 1960), Spanish former professional road bicycle racer and winner of the 1988 Tour de France
  • Rafael Delgado, Mexican novelist
  • Marcel Delgado (1901-1976), Mexican sculptor and model-maker best known for his work on the 1933 film King Kong
  • Eloy Alfaro Delgado (1842-1912), president of Ecuador from 1895 to 1901 and from 1906 to 1911
  • Adrián Delgado (b. 1977), Venezuelan television actor
  • Álvaro Delgado (b. 1966), Mexican political investigative journalist and author
  • Camilo Delgado (1927-2005), Puerto Rican actor, announcer, MC, talk show host, and producer

Learn More About Spanish Surnames



Aragon, which is a region of northeastern Spain in the Iberian peninsula. Aragon has a proud cultural heritage and its own unique language. In 1137, the regions of Aragon and Catalonia united to form the Crown of Aragon, whose illustrious line of kings led the reconquest of the eastern peninsula from the Muslims. The Crown of Aragon extended its Mediterranean empire with the recapture of Mallorca in 1229 and Sicily in 1282 and it remained an important power throughout the Middle Ages. In 1469, King Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile and this union brought together the two most powerful kingdoms of Spain to create a united Spanish nation.



Following the decline of the Roman Empire, in the 5th century AD, the Visigoths came to control the peninsula. Part of the Visigothic legacy to Spanish civilization was the introduction of the institution of monarchy. Several centuries later, in 711, the Visigothic kingdom in Spain was invaded by Muslims. Aside from a nucleus of resistance which was maintained in the north, the Muslim victory was complete by the year 718.



Spain, which is presently a state that includes the Balearic and Canary Islands and is in southwestern Europe, was originally settled by the Iberians. In the first millennium BC, the Celts, who were from central Europe, invaded and began to mingle with the native Iberians. Later, Greeks and Carthaginians colonized the coasts; however, they were replaced by the Romans by the 3rd century BC.



In 420, The Visigoths captured Spain from the Vandals and proudly returned it to Rome. Unfortunately, 18 years later the Suevi overran the peninsula.


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