Fajardo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Fajardo has its origins in the north of Spain. It is derived from a Spanish place name near Lugo which is located in the province of Galicia. Thus, the surname Fajardo may simply signify a person who dwelled in or near that community.

Early Origins of the Fajardo family

The surname Fajardo was first found in the province of Galicia in the northwestern tip of the Iberian peninsula. It is believed that the progenitor of the Fajardo family was a Galician named Pedro Anes Galego who was Lord of Santa Marta de Ortigueira and who was the first to bear the surname Fajardo. He lived in the thirteenth century. There is also mention of the name Fajardo being used in connection with Don Fruela I, the King of Leon, as early as 768.

Important Dates for the Fajardo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fajardo research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1507, 1626, and 1649 are included under the topic Early Fajardo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fajardo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fajando, Fajarda, Fajarde and others.

Early Notables of the Fajardo family (pre 1700)

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Fajardo migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fajardo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lgio Fajardo, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1825 [1]
  • Antonio Fajardo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1841 [1]
  • Pedro Jose Fajardo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1858 [1]
  • Jose Fajardo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1858 [1]
  • Yanez Francisco Fajardo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Fajardo (post 1700)

  • Sharif Karim Fajardo Blanding (b. 1976), American-born, Puerto Rican professional basketball player
  • Denisse Fajardo García (b. 1964), former Peruvian three-time Olympic volleyball player
  • Héctor Fajardo Nabaratte (b. 1970), former Mexican Major League Baseball player
  • William Fajardo (b. 1930), Mexican Olympic fencer who competed at the 1960 and 1968 Summer Olympics
  • João Paulo Silva Freitas Fajardo (b. 1978), Portuguese footballer
  • Praxedes Fajardo y Puno (1874-1928), former Red Cross president in the Philippines
  • Carlos Fajardo Fajardo (b. 1957), Colombian poet
  • Denisse Fajardo García (b. 1964), former Peruvian three-time Olympic volleyball player
  • Héctor Fajardo Nabaratte (b. 1970), former Mexican Major League Baseball player
  • Carlos Fajardo Fajardo (b. 1957), Colombian poet

Citations

  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)
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