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The notable surname Pedro is a proud sign of a rich and ancient Spanish ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "ez." The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint.

Pedro Early Origins



The surname Pedro was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

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Pedro Spelling Variations


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Pedro Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pérez, Perez, Pédriz, Pedriz, Périz, Periz, Pétrez, Petrez, Pétriz, Petriz, Pédrez, Pedrez and many more.

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Pedro Early History


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Pedro Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pedro research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1155, 1168, 1227, 1236, 1309, 1570, 1628, 1606, 1670, 1634, 1693, 1642 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Pedro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pedro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pedro Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was the legendary Castilian heroine María Pérez who, disguised as a man, fought against and defeated the Aragonese King Alfonso I and later married a Castilian prince; Pelayo Pérez de Fromesta, a knight of Castile in 1155; Count Alvar Pérez de Lara, tutor to the...

Another 195 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pedro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pedro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antores Pedro, aged 40, landed in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • Alonso Pedro, who landed in New Spain in 1837
  • Juan Pedro, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • John Pedro, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1856
  • Joseph Pedro, aged 45, landed in New Orleans, La in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedro (post 1700)



  • Donald Pedro, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1996, 2000; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 2000

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Pedro Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pedro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pedro 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 09:47.

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