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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.

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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.


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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.

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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 Espino 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:

Espino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Diego De Espino, who landed in America in 1810
  • Pedro Espino, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1855
  • Cayetano Espino, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1857

Espino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Petra Espino, aged 36, who landed in America from Barcelona, in 1907
  • Ramom Espino, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Havana, Cuba, in 1909
  • Andres Espino, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Leigos, Spain, in 1910
  • Jose M Espino, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Caracas, Venezuela, in 1918
  • M. Espino, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1920
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  • Paolo Espino (b. 1987), Panamanian professional baseball pitcher
  • Maria Gabriela "Gaby" Espino Rugero (b. 1977), Venezuelan actress and model
  • Hector Espino (1939-1997), Mexican professional baseball outfielder, first baseman, and manager
  • Dennis Espino (b. 1973), professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association
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    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    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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