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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."

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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Obregon research. Another 343 words (24 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.

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Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Obregon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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
  • Manuel Obregon, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Salazar De Obregon, who landed in Cartagena in 1834
  • Juan De Obregon, who landed in Florida in 1838
  • Ana De Obregon, who landed in New Spain in 1863


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  • 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


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  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Obregon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Obregon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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