Ignacio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ignacio family

The surname Ignacio was first found in Messina (Sicilian: Missina; Latin: Messana), capital of the Italian province of Messina. Its history begins in 397 B.C. After a checkered history the Saracens took it in 831, and the Normans in 1061. It was host to the crusaders in 1190. Garibaldi landed in 1860 and it was the last city to be made a part of united Italy. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The family name was of a family who held estates in Sicily, Malta and Naples.

Early History of the Ignacio family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ignacio research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1848, 1468 and 1499 are included under the topic Early Ignacio History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ignacio Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Egnace, Ignatius, Iglesias, Inglese, Ignace and others.

Early Notables of the Ignacio family (pre 1700)

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ignacio Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ignacio Ranking

In the United States, the name Ignacio is the 10,484th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Ignacio migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ignacio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M Ignacio, aged 50, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1830 [2]
  • Jose Ignacio, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ignacio (post 1700) +

  • Dion Joseph Ignacio (b. 1986), Filipino actor
  • Arnell Ignacio, Filipino game show host, comedian, actor, news anchor and singer-songwriter
  • Juan Ignacio Campos (1950-2021), Spanish attorney, lieutenant attorney of the Supreme Court of Spain between 2020 and his death in 2021
  • José Ignacio Cabezón Lorenzo (1954-2021), Spanish politician and physician, Mayor of Neda (2007-2015)
  • Douglas Ignacio Bravo Mora (1932-2021), Venezuelan politician and guerrilla fighter
  • Juan Ignacio Triviño Burgos (b. 1980), Ecuadorian football defender for the Ecuador National Team (2004-2005)
  • Alonso Ignacio Medel Araya, Chilean badminton player; he won the Chile International tournament in 2016
  • Nicolás Ignacio Crovetto Aqueveque (b. 1986), Chilean footballer who currently plays for Audax Italiano
  • Francisco Ignacio Madero González (1873-1913), Mexican politician, writer and revolutionary, President of Mexico from 1911 to 1913
  • Miguel Ignacio Lillo (1862-1931), Argentine naturalist and professor


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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