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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."

Rio Early Origins



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

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Rio Spelling Variations


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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.

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Rio Early History


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Rio Early History



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.

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Rio Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rio Early Notables (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...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rio 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 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
  • Diego Del Rio, who landed in America in 1817
  • F. Rio, who came to New Orleans in 1825
  • A Del Rio, aged 27, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Ramon Del Rio, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rio (post 1700)


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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
  • Alicia Del Rio, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000
  • Rubén Darío Paredes del Río (b. 1933), Panamanian army officer, military ruler of Panama (1982-1983)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    5. 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.
    6. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    7. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rio 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 22 October 2015 at 09:44.

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