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The distinguished surname Delrio is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The original bearer of the name Delrio, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Delrio family originally lived near a river. The name was derived from the Spanish word "rio," which meant "river."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ríos, Rios, de Ríos, de los Ríos, de Rios, de los Rios, Río, Rio, del Río, del Rio and many more.
First found in Asturias, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delrio research. Another 514 words (37 lines of text) covering the year 1315 is included under the topic Early Delrio History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delrio Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Delrio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Delrio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Delrio 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.
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