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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Jirón. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "ez." The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin as the Visigoths held Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries and accordingly had a profound impact on the development of surnames.

Jirón Early Origins



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

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Jirón Spelling Variations


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Jirón Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Girón, Giron, Girone, Jirón, Jiron and others.

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Jirón Early History


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Jirón Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jirón research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1155, 1242, 1236, 1240 and 1836 are included under the topic Early Jirón History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jirón Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jirón Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Diego Girón, sixteenth century poet and translator. He translated the works of Horace and Aesop's Fables into Spanish. Also of note were Sancho Girón, seventeenth century President of New Granada (Colombia)...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jirón Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco Girón, who sailed to Guatemala in 1538; Rodrigo Girón sailed to America in 1538; and Lucía Girón sailed to America in 1514.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. 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.
    6. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. 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. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Jirón Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jirón 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2013 at 09:54.

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