Show ContentsMorillo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Morillo family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name.

Early Origins of the Morillo family

The surname Morillo was first found in Castile, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Morillo family

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Morillo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Moreno, Morenos, Morena, Murena, Moratín, Moratin and many more.

Early Notables of the Morillo family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Miguel Moreno (1596-1655), a Golden Age Spanish poet and writer; 18th century Spanish military officer Vicente Moreno Romero; 18th century Spanish composer Juan Moreno y Polo; 18th century Spanish naval officer Juan Joaquín Moreno; 19th century Argentinian chemist Manuel Moreno; 19th century...
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Morillo Ranking

In the United States, the name Morillo is the 17,648th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Morillo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Morillo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Tome De Morillo, who arrived in America in 1812 [2]
  • Juan Morillo, who arrived in New Spain in 1835 [2]
  • Antonio Morillo, who landed in New Spain in 1836 [2]
  • Hernando Morillo, who landed in New Spain in 1836 [2]
  • Manuel Morillo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1840 [2]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Morillo (post 1700) +

  • Erick Morillo (1971-2020), American disc jockey, music producer, and record label owner
  • Edward S. Morillo, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000 [3]
  • Dr. Rafael Molina Morillo (1930-2017), Dominican lawyer, journalist, diplomat, and newspaper editor

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  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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from on Facebook