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The distinguished surname Rebeiro is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The name was originally derived from the Castilian word "rivera," which means "riverbank." Thus it is quite probable that the first families to take on Rebeiro as a surname lived near the banks of a river.

Rebeiro Early Origins



The surname Rebeiro was first found in Castile, the kingdom that led the Reconquest of the peninsula from the Muslims, in medieval times.

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Rebeiro Spelling Variations


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Rebeiro Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rivera, Ribera, Ribeira, Rivero, Ribero, Ribeiro and others.

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Rebeiro Early History


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Rebeiro Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rebeiro research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1558, 1520, 1833 and 1830 are included under the topic Early Rebeiro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rebeiro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rebeiro Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Ruy Páez de Ribera, 15th century lyric poet; Suero de Ribera, a contemporary of Ruy and also a poet; Diego de Rivera, one of the noblemen asked by Princess (later Queen) Isabella to announce to her brother King Henry her marriage to Ferdinand of...

Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rebeiro 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 or some of its variants were: Hernando de Ribera, who voyaged to Brazil and Argentina with Sebastian Cabot in the 1520s. Also of note was Gabriel de Ribera, who accompanied López de Legazpi to the Philippines in the 1570s. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included María, who emigrated to Peru in 1560.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rebeiro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rebeiro (post 1700)



  • Joseph J. ReBeiro, American politician, Mayor of Santa Clara, California, 1960

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Rebeiro Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    10. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
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    The Rebeiro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rebeiro 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 17 November 2015 at 11:18.

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