Guajardo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished Spanish surname Guajardo is of toponymic origin, being derived from the place where the original bearer lived or held land. In this instance the surname Guajardo is derived from the place name Guajar. "Guajar" is derived from the Arabic word "w zar" which denotes an "inaccessable mountain" or "refuge." This derivation of the place name "Guajar" is not unusual, since it was in southern Spain that the Arab influence on the Spanish language and culture was most profound.

Early Origins of the Guajardo family

The surname Guajardo was first found in Guajar, the name of three municipalities in the province of Granada, located in southern Spain. Early evidence suggests that the origins of the name come from a knight named Don Pedro Guajardo-Fajardo from the house of Santa María de Ortigueria in Galicia, who went on the conquest of Cordoba, and consequently established a house there.

Early History of the Guajardo family

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Guajardo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Guajardo-Fajardo, Guajardos, Guajarda, Gujarda and others.

Early Notables of the Guajardo family (pre 1700)

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Guajardo Ranking

In the United States, the name Guajardo is the 2,725th most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Guajardo family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Guajardo who voyaged to American in 1540; Francisco Guajardo who came to New Spain in 1580; Bernardo Guajardo who sailed for Peru in 1592; and Santiago Guajardo who settled in Texas at the age of 26..


Contemporary Notables of the name Guajardo (post 1700) +

  • Maria Guajardo Lucero (b. 1959), American educator and advocate for children and the Latino community
  • Anisa Raquel Guajardo Braff (b. 1991), American-born, Mexican professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Mexico national team (2008-)
  • Paulette Guajardo, American politician, Mayor of Corpus Christi, Texas. Guajardo (2021-)
  • Roberto Guajardo Suárez (1918-2008), Mexican lawyer, 2nd Director-General of the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM, 1947–1951)
  • Mary Telma Guajardo Villar (b. 1959), Mexican politician from the Party of the Democratic Revolution
  • Luis Francisco Guajardo Valderas (b. 1973), Chilean former footballer who played as a midfielder for Deportes Concepción, Colo-Colo, Rangers, Puerto Montt and Santiago Wanderers in Chile
  • Juan Antonio Guajardo Anzaldúa (1958-2007), Mexican politician who served as Deputy of the LVII and LIX Legislatures of the Mexican Congress
  • Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal (b. 1957), Mexican economist and politician, Secretary of Economy of Mexico (2012-2018)
  • Daniela Andrea Guajardo Cornejo (b. 1990), Chilean two-time silver and four-time bronze medalist road and track cyclist
  • Carlos Alberto Guajardo Romero (1973-2010), Mexican journalist and crime reporter who worked for the Expreso de Matamoros local newspaper
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm


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