Show ContentsJiron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Jiron family

The surname Jiron was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Jiron family

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Jiron Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Jiron family (pre 1700)

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)...
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Jiron Ranking

In the United States, the name Jiron is the 12,399th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Jiron family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco Giró n, who sailed to Guatemala in 1538; Rodrigo Girón sailed to America in 1538; and Lucía Girón sailed to America in 1514..



  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/


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