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Noble surnames, such as Espindola, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The Espindola family name is derived from one of several places named Espinosa, found in a number of Spanish regions including Galicia and Vascongadas. The place-name Espinosa is derived from the word "espino," which means "hawthorn" and thus, the first bearer of this surname likely lived near a place where this tree grew in abundance.

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The surname Espindola was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Espinosa, Espinoso, Espinoza, Espinozo, Espina and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Espindola research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1243, 1578, 1650, 1590, 1641, 1600, 1667, 1629, 1688, 1590 and 1595 are included under the topic Early Espindola History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prominent among members of the family were fifteenth century theologian Alfonso de Espina, Rector of the University of Salamanca; Pedro de Espinosa (1578-1650) the Spanish poet; Juan Bautista de Espinosa (1590-1641), a Spanish painter; Jeronimo Jacinto de Espinosa (1600-1667), a Spanish painter...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Espindola Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Espindola Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro De Espindola, who landed in America in 1813

Espindola Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Zenon Espindola, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Venancio Espindola, who settled in America, in 1920
  • Alberto Espindola, aged 23, who emigrated to America, in 1920
  • Jose Espindola, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • Pablo Espindola, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1921
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  • Luis Fernando Espindola (b. 1975), former Uruguayan football defender
  • Rodrigo "Rod" Andrés González Espindola (b. 1968), Chilean musician, best known as a bassist and singer in the German band Die Ärzte
  • Hernan Espindola (b. 1994), Australian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Melbourne City FC
  • Cacho Espíndola (1940-2004), Argentine actor, best known for his starring role in the 1962 film Una Jaula no tiene secretos
  • Fabián Espíndola (b. 1985), Argentine footballer
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    Other References

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    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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