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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.
The surname Giron was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Girón, Giron, Girone, Jirón, Jiron and others.
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 and printed products wherever possible.
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 Giron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Giron Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Giron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Giron Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Giron Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Giron Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
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.
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