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The noble Spanish surname Ronquillo is of nickname origin, that is, it is derived from a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the original bearer. The surname Ronquillo, is derived from a regional diminutive of the Spanish word "ronco" (1220-50), derived from the Latin "raucus" meaning "hoarse (voice)," which was modified by the influence of the Spanish verb "roncar" meaning "to snore." Thus, the surname Ronquillo, originated to identify a person whose voice was rather gruff or raspy.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ronquillos, Ronquer and others.
First found in the province of Segovia in the ancient kingdom of Castile.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gonzalo Ronquillo who settled in Peru in 1560; Gonzalo Ronquillos who came to New Spain in 1567; Rodrigo Ronquillo who arrived in the Philippines with his wife, Mariana de Castaneda, and son in 1590.
The Ronquillo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ronquillo 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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