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The distinguished surname Rios is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The original bearer of the name Rios, 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 Rios family originally lived near a river. The name was derived from the Spanish word "rio," which meant "river."

Rios Early Origins



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

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Rios Spelling Variations


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Rios 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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Rios Early History


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Rios Early History



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

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Rios Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rios 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 Rios 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:

Rios Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Francisco de los Ríos sailed to America in 1512
  • Francisco DeLos Rios, who settled in America in 1512
  • Hernando de los Ríos sailed to America in 1517
  • Pedro de los Ríos sailed to America in 1526
  • Sebastián de los Ríos sailed to Peru in 1534
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rios Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ramon Rios, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Andres De Rios, who landed in America in 1812
  • Hernando DeLos Rios, who landed in America in 1817
  • Francisco DeLos Rios, who landed in America in 1826
  • Juan Rios, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rios (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rios (post 1700)



  • Danny Rios (b. 1972), American Major League Baseball player in Nippon Professional Baseball
  • Alexis Israel "Alex" Rios (b. 1981), Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • Alberto Rios (b. 1952), American poet and author
  • Joe D. Rios, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1996
  • Joe Rios Sr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2000, 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from Arizona, 2008
  • Freddy Rios, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 29th District, 1992
  • Evangeline Rios, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2000, 2004
  • Debra Hastings Rios, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004
  • Cesar G. Rios, American politician, Mayor of Nogales, Arizona, 1997-2000
  • Carlos M. Rios (1914-1980), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 10th District, 1963-65
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rios Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rios 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.

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