Espinola History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Espinola, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The Espinola 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.

Early Origins of the Espinola family

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

Early History of the Espinola family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Espinola research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1243, 1578, 1650, 1590, 1641, 1600, 1667, 1629, 1688, 1590 and 1595 are included under the topic Early Espinola History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Espinola Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Espinola family (pre 1700)

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 Espinola Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Espinola migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Espinola Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cristobal Espinola, who landed in New Spain in 1855 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Espinola (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Espinola, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Campeche, 1905 [2]
  • Juan Ángel Espínola González (b. 1994), Paraguayan footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Nacional Asunción
  • Lourdes Espinola (b. 1954), Paraguayan poet, diplomat, cultural promoter, and literary critic
  • Carlos Gabriel González Espínola (b. 1993), Paraguayan footballer
  • Carlos Gabriel González Espínola (b. 1993), Paraguayan footballer for the Paraguay National Team (2019-)
  • Néstor Fabián Espínola (b. 1985), Argentine footballer
  • Ludovino Darío Espínola Alegre (b. 1973), known simply as Darío Espínola, an Argentine football defender
  • Carlos Mauricio Espínola (b. 1971), Argentine gold medalist windsurfer and politician, flag bearer for Argentina in two Summer Olympic Games (2000 in Sydney and 2004 in Athens), Mayor of Corrientes from 2009 to 2013
  • Carlos Arberto Espínola Oviedo (b. 1975), retired Paraguayan-born Ecuadorian football defender who played for the Paraguay National Team (2000-2004)
  • Carlos Espínola Zapattini (b. 1995), Argentine professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Los Andes (2016-)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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