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Noble surnames, such as Espino, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The Espino 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.
The surname Espino 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Espino 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 Espino History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Espino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Espino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Espino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Espino Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Espino 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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