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Where did the Spanish Giron family come from? What is the Spanish Giron family crest and coat of arms? When did the Giron family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Giron family history?

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Giron. 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.


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

First found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.


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


Another 137 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Giron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Lucía Girón sailed to America in 1514
  • Francisco Girón, who sailed to Guatemala in 1538
  • Rodrigo Girón sailed to America in 1538

Giron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Beatriz Giron, who arrived in America in 1814
  • Lucia Giron, who arrived in America in 1814
  • Rodrigo Giron, who landed in America in 1838
  • Francisco Giron, who landed in Guatemala in 1838
  • Teresa Giron, who landed in Peru in 1892

Giron Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Francois Giron, aged 18, arrived in Canada in 1657

Giron Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Giron, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Giron Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Rose Giron, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1833


  • Rebecca Vigil Giron (b. 1954), American politician
  • Pedro de Alcántara Téllez Giron, 9th Duke of Osuna, Grandee of Spain
  • Ana de Velasco y Téllez Giron (1585-1607), Spanish noblewoman and mother of John IV of Portugal
  • Juan de Loaysa y Giron, Spanish painter
  • Carlos Armando Giron (b. 1954), Mexican diver
  • Julio Estuardo Giron (b. 1970), retired Guatemalan football midfielder
  • Siomara Giron, the acting first lady of Honduras from June 28, 2009 to January 27, 2010
  • Moisés Fernando Giron (b. 1987), Salvadoran footballer



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The Giron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Giron 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 22 July 2013 at 13:06.

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