The Picazo surname comes from the Spanish word "pizarra," which means "slate;" as such, it was likely originally name used by someone who lived near a slate quarry, or an occupational
name for someone who worked in one.
Early Origins of the Picazo family
The surname Picazo was first found in Asturias
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Picazo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Picazo research.Another 611 words (44 lines of text) covering the years 11, , 18. , 10),, 1471, 1541, 1535, 1502, 1548, 1539, 1689, 1762, 1749, and 1753 are included under the topic Early Picazo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Picazo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pizarro, Pizarra, Pizarrón, Picarra, Pizon and many more.
Early Notables of the Picazo family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Picazo Francisco Pizarro (c.1471-1541), was the Spanish conquistador, best known for conquering Peru's Inca Empire and founding the city of Lima in 1535. His half-brother, Gonzalo Pizarro (c.1502-1548)... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Picazo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Picazo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Cristobal Pizarro who immigrated to Colombia in 1536; Francisca Pizarro who arrived in Peru in 1560; and Gabriel Pizarro who came to New Spain
in 1588. Later settlers included Diego Pizarro who immigrated to Puerto Rico in 1812.
Contemporary Notables of the name Picazo (post 1700)
- Miguel Picazo (1927-2016), Spanish film director, screenwriter and actor
- Ángel Picazo (1917-1998), Spanish film actor
- Antonio Paniagua Picazo (b. 1904), journalist from Puerto Rico