emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Gamo family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which
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.
surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name.
, on Spain's Mediterranean coast.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gamo research.Another 241 words (17 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 Gamo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bartolomé Camacho Zambrano, who accompanied Jiménez de Quesada on an expedition to Colombia in 1536. He founded the city of Tunja. Other early migrants to the New World included Antonio Camacho, who sailed to Hispaniola in 1512.