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The prestigious surname Pacheco originated in Spain, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years. The name Pacheco became a hereditary surname in Spain after it was brought from Portugal. This ancient surname dates back to Roman times and in 92 BC, a Roman general named Vivio Pacieco, who descended from Lucio Viminio Pacieco, served Julius Caesar in Andalucía. One of Vivio's descendants, Don Diego López Pacheco, who was also known as "el Grande" and was Ricohombre of Portugal, was the first bearer of this name in Spain.

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

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pacheco, Pachico, Pachón, Pachon and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pacheco research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1380, 1532, 1574, 1563, 1615, 1607, 1610, 1599, 1653, 1640, 1642, 1564, 1644, 1606, 1663, 1649 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Pacheco History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prominent among members of the family were Don Francisco Pacheco, 4th Duke of Escalona (1532-1574); Don Juan Fernández Pacheco, (1563-1615), 5th Duke of Escalona, 5th Marquis of Villena and 5th Count of Xiquena, a Spanish nobleman, Viceroy of Sicily (1607-1610); Don Diego Roque López Pacheco Cabrera y Bobadilla, 7th Duke of...

Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pacheco Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pacheco Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Pedro Pacheco, who arrived in America in 1510
  • Leonor Pacheco, who arrived in New Spain in 1534
  • Alonso Pacheco, who voyaged to America in 1534 with the governor of Venezuela, Jorge Spira
  • Melchor Pacheco, who arrived in New Spain in 1538

Pacheco Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jacob Pacheco, who arrived in America in 1679
  • Rebecah Pacheco, who landed in America in 1679
  • Rebeca Pacheco, who arrived in Barbados in 1680
  • Jacob Pacheco, who arrived in Barbados in 1680

Pacheco Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro Pacheco, who arrived in America in 1816
  • Franco Pacheco, aged 37, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Anto Pacheco, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Cristobal Pacheco, who landed in Rio de la Plata in 1835
  • Juan Pacheco, who arrived in Rio de Is Plata in 1835
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  • Rafael Pacheco (b. 1954), Spanish astronomer
  • Alfredo Alberto Pacheco (1982-2015), Salvadoran footballer
  • Fernando González Pacheco (1932-2014), Colombian television host, announcer, journalist and occasional actor with a career spanning over six decades
  • José Emilio Pacheco (1939-2014), Mexican poet, novelist and literary critic
  • Alex Pacheco (b. 1973), Venezuelan baseball player
  • Abel Pacheco (b. 1933), Costa Rica president from 2002 to 2006
  • Jesús López Pacheco (1930-1997), Spanish-Canadian novelist, translator, poet and professor of Spanish
  • Francisco Pacheco (b. 1955), Venezuelan folk singer and drummer
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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