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Origins Available: Italian
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.
The surname Romero was first found in Aragon
, one of the medieval Christian kingdoms of northern Spain.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Romero, Romera, Romeros, Romeu and others.
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
- Carissa Romero, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2004
- Beleslo Romero, American politician, Delegate to New Mexico State Constitutional Convention, 1969
- Arthur J. Romero, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Buenos Aires, 1943
- David Romero, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1980
- Edward Romero, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 2004
- Edward L. Romero (b. 1934), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Spain, 1998-2001; Andorra, 1998-2001
- Gloria J. Romero, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 2000, 2004, 2008
- James C. Romero, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
- Jan C. Romero, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996 (alternate), 2000 (alternate)
- Joe Romero, American politician, Delegate to New Mexico State Constitutional Convention, 1969
- Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
- García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
- 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.
- Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
- 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.
- Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
- Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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.
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