The noble Spanish surname Palafox is of toponymic origin, derived from a place name where the original bearer resided or held land. The surname appears to derive from the Latin term "palatiolos," which means "small palaces."
The surname Palafox was first found in the district of Maresma in the province of Barcelona.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jose Palafox who settled in California in 1796.