The mountainous borders of Spain
contain the origins of the prestigious surname Jirón. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
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
between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries and accordingly had a profound impact on the development of surnames.
Early Origins of the Jirón family
The surname Jirón was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Jirón family
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.
Jirón Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Girón, Giron, Girone, Jirón, Jiron and others.
Early Notables of the Jirón family (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.
Migration of the Jirón family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco Giró n, who sailed to Guatemala in 1538; Rodrigo Girón sailed to America in 1538; and Lucía Girón sailed to America in 1514..