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Where did the Spanish Romero family come from? What is the Spanish Romero family crest and coat of arms? When did the Romero family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Romero family history?

From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Romero family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Romero is a nickname type of surname for a Roman or an Italian. The name was originally derived from the Latin word Romaeus and the Greek word Romaios, which mean Roman.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Romero, Romera, Romeros, Romeu and others.

First found in Aragon, one of the medieval Christian kingdoms of northern Spain.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Romero research. Another 509 words(36 lines of text) covering the years 1137, 1148, 1170, 1229, 1238, 1239, 1282, and 1469 are included under the topic Early Romero History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 55 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Romero Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Iñigo Romero, landed in America in 1510
  • Cristóbal Romero, went to Venezuela in 1534
  • Alonso Romero, who sailed to New Spain in 1534
  • Rodrigo Romero, landed in Venezuela in 1534
  • Melchor Romero, moved to Hispaniola in 1534

Romero Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michel Romero, who arrived in Louisiana in 1805-1809
  • Inigo Romero, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Alonso Romero, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Cristobal Romero, who landed in America in 1816
  • Jose Romero, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1821


  • Robert Lee "Chan" Romero (b. 1941), American rock and roll pioneer
  • John Romero (b. 1967), American programmer and creator of the best-selling Doom(tm) series of of computer games
  • Francisco Romero (1891-1962), Argentine philosopher
  • Cesar Romero (1907-1994), American actor
  • Constantino Romero García (1947-2013), Spanish television, and radio host and actor, best known for his work as dubbing into Spanish, actors like Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Pepe Romero (b. 1944), Spanish classical guitarist
  • Enrique Badia Romero (b. 1930), Spanish comics artist
  • Luis Amescua Romero (b. 1927), Mexican economist
  • Eddie Romero (1924-2013), Filipino film director, film producer and screenwriter
  • Monsignor Óscar Romero (1917-1980), Archbishop of San Salvador, assassinated in 1980



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  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Romero Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Romero 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 April 2015 at 13:09.

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