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 Espexo 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 Espexo 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.
Early Origins of the Espexo family
Aragon, in northeastern Spain.
Early History of the Espexo family
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Espexo Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Espejo, del Espejo, Espeja, de Espeja, Espexo and many more.
Early Notables of the Espexo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Espexo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Espexo Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
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