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

Espejo Early Origins



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

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Espejo Spelling Variations


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Espejo Spelling Variations



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

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Espejo Early History


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Espejo Early History



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

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Espejo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Espejo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Espejo 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 were:

Espejo Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • 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

Espejo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan de Dios Espejo, who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1851
  • Juan DeDios Espejo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1851 [1]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)
  • Nicolas Espejo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1858 [1]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)
  • Nicolás Espejo Laguna, who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1858

Espejo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Maria Espejo, aged 35, who emigrated to America from Havana, Cuba, in 1905
  • Mariano Espejo, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Mexico, Mexico, in 1909
  • Gonzalo Espejo, aged 22, who settled in America from Merida, Mexico, in 1909
  • Maria C. Espejo, aged 27, who landed in America from Sevilla, Spain, in 1910
  • Santiago Espejo, aged 28, who landed in America from Menda, Yucatan, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Espejo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Espejo (post 1700)



  • Jerónimo Espejo (1801-1889), Argentine general, enlisted in the Army of the Andes
  • Francisco Javier Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo (1747-1795), Ecuador medical pioneer, writer and lawyer
  • Jerónimo Espejo, Argentine writer and military officer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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The Espejo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Espejo 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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