Pizarro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pizarro 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 Pizarro family

The surname Pizarro was first found in Asturias, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Pizarro family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pizarro research. Another 306 words (22 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 Pizarro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pizarro Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pizarro, Pizarra, Pizarrón, Picarra, Pizon and many more.

Early Notables of the Pizarro family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Pizarro 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 Pizarro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Pizarro migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pizarro Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Cristobal Pizarro who immigrated to Colombia in 1536
  • Francisca Pizarro who arrived in Peru in 1560
  • Gabriel Pizarro who settled in New Spain in 1588
Pizarro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diego Pizarro who immigrated to Puerto Rico in 1812
  • Miguel Pizarro, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1821 [1]
  • Alonso Pizarro, who arrived in America in 1827 [1]
  • Diego Pizarro, who arrived in America in 1827 [1]
  • Garci Pizarro, who arrived in America in 1828 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Pizarro (post 1700) +

  • Vicente Zayas Pizarro, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1916, 1920 (alternate) [2]
  • Alberto Rivera Pizarro (b. 1978), Spanish footballer
  • Harold Bedoya Pizarro (1938-2017), Colombian military officer and politician, commander of the National Army (1994–1996)
  • Claudio Pizarro (b. 1978), Peruvian footballer
  • Francisco Xavier de Luna Pizarro (1780-1855), Peruvian priest and politician, who was twice the Interim President of Peru (1822 and 1833)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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