Obregon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Obregon surname derives from a place named Obregón, in Santander. The place name may derive from the Galician word "obriga" meaning "obligation," or perhaps from the Galician-Portuguese "obraguem" meaning "work."

Early Origins of the Obregon family

The surname Obregon was first found in Santander. Some scholars suggest that the first to bear this family name was Lope Rodriguez de Obregón, a French prince, who founded the first house of this noble family in the Valley of Cayon, Santander.

Early History of the Obregon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Obregon research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1587, 1641, 1657, 1682, 1688, 1698, 1710, 1712, 1754, 1777, 1782, 1794, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Obregon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Obregon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Obregon, Obregón and others.

Early Notables of the Obregon family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Obregon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Obregon migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Obregon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cristobal De Obregon, who arrived in America in 1814 [1]
  • Manuel Obregon, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Salazar De Obregon, who landed in Cartagena in 1834 [1]
  • Juan De Obregon, who landed in Florida in 1838 [1]
  • Ana De Obregon, who landed in New Spain in 1863 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Obregon (post 1700) +

  • Josetxu Obregón, Spanish cellist, specializing in early music performance
  • Ana Obregón (b. 1955), Spanish actress
  • David Obregón (b. 1978), professional boxer from Nicaragua
  • Ricardo Obregón (b. 1918), Argentine Justicialist Party politician
  • Alfonso Andrés Obregón (b. 1972), retired Ecuadorian football player
  • Alejandro Obregón (1920-1992), Colombian painter, muralist, sculptor and engraver
  • Álvaro Obregón (1880-1928), Mexican revolutionary general and president


  1. ^ 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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