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Rio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The distinguished surname Rio is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The original bearer of the name Rio, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Rio family originally lived near a river. The name was derived from the Spanish word "rio," which meant "river."

Early Origins of the Rio family


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

Early History of the Rio family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rio research.
Another 514 words (37 lines of text) covering the year 1315 is included under the topic Early Rio History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rio Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Ríos, Rios, de Ríos, de los Ríos, de Rios, de los Rios, Río, Rio, del Río, del Rio and many more.

Early Notables of the Rio family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family were eighteenth century Spanish writer Vicente de los Ríos; nineteenth century Spanish naturalist Andrés Manuel del Río; nineteenth century Mexican chemist and physician Leopoldo Río de la...
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Migration of the Rio family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rio Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Luisa Rio, who arrived in West Indies in 1536
  • Alonso Rio, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1540

Rio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Jose De Rio, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Diego Del Rio, who landed in America in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • F. Rio, who settled in New Orleans in 1825
  • A Del Rio, aged 27, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Ramon Del Rio, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rio (post 1700)


  • James Del Rio (b. 1924), American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 6th District, 1964; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 24th District, 1965-72 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alicia Del Rio, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Rubén Darío Paredes del Río (b. 1933), Panamanian army officer, military ruler of Panama (1982-1983)

Historic Events for the Rio family



Flight TWA 800

  • Miss. Celine Rio (d. 1996), from France, French passenger flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Antarctic Homestead, Operation Deep Freeze the New Zealand Story, Retrieved 2018 February 21st, http://antarctic.homestead.com/901.html

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Citations


  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 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Antarctic Homestead, Operation Deep Freeze the New Zealand Story, Retrieved 2018 February 21st, http://antarctic.homestead.com/901.html

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