Recio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble Spanish surname Recio is of nickname origin, deriving from a personal characteristic of the original bearer of the name. In this case, the surname Recio was given to an individual who was known to be strong or tough, this comes from the Spanish word "recio," with roots in the Latin word "rigidus" meaning "stiff."

Early Origins of the Recio family

The surname Recio was first found in the Castilian province of Palencia.

Early History of the Recio family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Recio research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1763 is included under the topic Early Recio History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Recio Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Recio, Recia, Recios and others.

Early Notables of the Recio family (pre 1700)

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United States Recio migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Recio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Domingo Recio, who landed in America in 1817 [1]
  • Francisco Recio, who arrived in America in 1837 [1]
Recio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Arguimedes Recio, aged 30, who landed in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1912
  • Adalberto Recio, aged 24, who landed in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1914
  • Alfredo Recio, aged 37, who settled in America from Camaquey, Cuba, in 1915
  • Celida Recio, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Havana, Cuba, in 1920

Contemporary Notables of the name Recio (post 1700) +

  • Luis Miguel Enciso Recio (1930-2018), Spanish historian and politician
  • Isidoro Recio, lawyer from Spain
  • Porfirio Mayo Recio (b. 1920), professor and surgeon in the Philippines
  • Enrique Recio (b. 1916), Mexican lawyer
  • Alberto Recio (b. 1885), Cuban doctor


  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)


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