Lobo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Lobo. 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. The name Lobo is composed of two elements: the given name Lope, which is itself derived from the Latin word "lopus," which means "wolf," and the Spanish patronymic suffix "-ez."
Early Origins of the Lobo family
The surname Lobo was first found in Old Castile in the heart of Spain, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Important Dates for the Lobo family
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Lobo Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: López, Lopez, Lope, Lobo, Lobato, Lóbez and many more.
Early Notables of the Lobo family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Iñigo López, Count of Vizcaya in 1033, García López de Piscina, a nobleman of La Rioja in 1180, Diego López "el Bueno", a city official in Toledo in 1186, Diego López de Faro, a nobleman of Vizcaya in 1214, Garci and Lop López, brothers of a noble family in Torquemada in 1215, Mencía López de Haro, a noblewoman, who purchased the entire town of Paredes de Nava (near Palencia) in 1232, Aznar López de Caparroso, a thirteenth century knight of Navarre, and Rui López de Mendoza, a thirteenth century Admiral of the Sea. Many...
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Lobo migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lobo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Juan Lobo, who arrived in America in 1817 
- Josep Manuel Lobo, aged 21, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1827 
- F Lobo, aged 36, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 
- Diego Lobo, who landed in Cartagena in 1835 
- Alonso Lobo, who arrived in Peru in 1850 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Lobo (post 1700)
- Luis Lobo (b. 1970), Argentine professional tennis player, gold medalist at the 1995 Pan American Games
- Rebecca Lobo (b. 1973), American former WNBA basketball player who played from 1997 through 2003, WNBA All-Star (1999)
- Francisco Rodrigues Lobo (1580-1622), Portuguese writer
- António Lobo Antunes GCSE, MD (b. 1942), Portuguese novelist and physician, a nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature
- Porfiro Lobo Sosa (b. 1947), elected President of Honduras in 2010
- ^ 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)