From the historical and enchanting region of Spain
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 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.
Early Origins of the Gamo family
The surname Gamo was first found in Valencia
, on Spain's Mediterranean coast.
Early History of the Gamo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gamo 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 Gamo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gamo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Camacho, Camachón, Camachon, Camachos and many more.
Early Notables of the Gamo family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Antonio Camacho y Madueño, created Count of Robledo de Cardeña in 1772; nineteenth century Bolivian military officer Heliodoro Camacho; nineteenth century Spanish politician Juan Francisco... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gamo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gamo family to the New World and Oceana
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.