nickname designated to the first bearer of the name. In this case, the surname derives from the Castilian word "nieto," meaning "grandson." As a nickname, "Nieto" referred to the grandson of an elderly person, well known in his community; most likely someone with profound knowledge, or one who held a certain professional position.
Early Origins of the Nievo family
Castile with this surname was originally a Basque family from Dudagoitia, with their "casa solar," or ancestral family seat, in Bernagoitia.
Early History of the Nievo family
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Nievo Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Niedo, Nietos, Nievo, Neito and others.
Early Notables of the Nievo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nievo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Diego Nieto who voyaged to Nombre de Dios Panama in 1534; Alvar Nieto who came to Argentina in 1539; Sebastian Nieto who arrived in New Spain in 1577.
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