Show ContentsPalacios History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Many surnames were derived from notable geographic features in the vicinity of where the individuals lived. Palacios is derived from the Spanish word "palaciao," meaning a "palace," and as a surname, was no doubt taken on by someone who lived near a palace or mansion, or perhaps by someone who worked there.

Early Origins of the Palacios family

The surname Palacios was first found in Vizcaya, the ancient Basque country.

Early History of the Palacios family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Palacios research. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1650 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Palacios History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Palacios Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Palacio, Palacios and others.

Early Notables of the Palacios family

Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was

  • the Palacios family of Navarre, who were granted arms in 1541...
  • Diego Palacios del Portal was a Spanish nobleman, mentioned in records in 1650...
  • Joaqu¡n De Palacios y Orue was ennobled when he became a member of the Chanciller¡a de Valladolid in 1793...

Palacios Ranking

In the United States, the name Palacios is the 1,450th most popular surname with an estimated 22,383 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Palacios is ranked the 9,349th most popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. [2]

United States Palacios migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Palacios Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pedro De Palacios, who arrived in America in 1811 [3]
  • Jose Felix Phica Palacios, aged 34, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1820 [3]
  • Alonso De Palacios, who landed in America in 1828 [3]
  • R Palacios, aged 39, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [3]
  • Diego De Palacios, who arrived in Venezuela in 1834 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Palacios (post 1700) +

  • Robert Rey Palacios (b. 1962), former American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Odón Betanzos Palacios (1925-2007), Spanish writer
  • Lucía Palacios (b. 1972), Spanish film director, producer and owner of a film and music label
  • Miguel Asín Palacios (1871-1944), Spanish scholar (an Arabist ), and a Roman Catholic priest
  • Omar Moreno Palacios (1938-2021), Argentine folk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and gaucho
  • Fermín Palacios, President of El Salvador four times
  • Juan Diego Tello Palacios (b. 1985), Colombian professional basketball player
  • Enrique Palacios (b. 1975), Venezuelan model
  • Beatriz Azurduy Palacios (1952-2003), Bolivian motion picture director
  • Rolando Cruz Palacios (b. 1987), Honduran sprinter
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  3. 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) on Facebook