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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Gamero family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name.

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The surname Gamero was first found in Valencia, on Spain's Mediterranean coast.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Camacho, Camachón, Camachon, Camachos, Camachuelo and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gamero research. Another 546 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1094, 1099, 1102, 1238, 1352, 1561, 1622, 1650, 1672, 1680, 1742, 1772, and 1824 are included under the topic Early Gamero History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gamero Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gamero Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Carmen Gamero, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1876

Gamero Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Eloisa Gamero, aged 54, who landed in America from Tangier Morocco, in 1903
  • Francisco Gamero, aged 52, who landed in America from Tangier Morocco, in 1903
  • Jose Gamero, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Francisco Gamero, aged 48, who emigrated to America from Gilbraltar, Spain, in 1912
  • Eloisa Gamero, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Gilbraltar, Spain, in 1912


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  • Pedro Gamero del Castillo (1910-1984), Spanish politician
  • Manuel de Adalid y Gamero (1872-1947), Honduran composer
  • José Ramírez Gamero, Mexican politician, Governor of Durango from 1986 to 1992
  • Franco Carlos Gamero (b. 1990), Puerto Rican international football striker
  • Lucila Gamero de Medina (1873-1964), Honduran romantic novelist


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  2. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
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The Gamero Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gamero 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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