Show ContentsRonquillo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Ronquillo family

The surname Ronquillo was first found in the province of Segovia in the ancient kingdom of Castile.

Early History of the Ronquillo family

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Ronquillo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ronquillos, Ronquer and others.

Early Notables of the Ronquillo family

Prominent among bearers of the Ronquillo family name at this time was

  • Gonzalo Ronquillo de Peñalosa (died 1583), sometimes spelled as Gonçalo Ronquillo Peñaloza, the fourth Spanish governor and captain-general of the Philippines from 1580 until his death in 1583

Ronquillo Ranking

In the United States, the name Ronquillo is the 15,062nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Ronquillo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ronquillo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mercedes Ronquillo, aged 32, who arrived in New York, New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Yumuri" from Tampico, Mexico 2
  • Engracia Ronquillo, aged 30, who arrived in New York, New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Yumuri" from Tampico, Mexico 2
Ronquillo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Augusto Ronquillo, aged 29, originally from Havana, Cuba, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Morro Castle" from Havana, Cuba 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Ronquillo (post 1700) +

  • Elizabeth Álvarez Ronquillo (b. 1977), birth name of Elizabeth Álvarez, a Mexican telenovela actress
  • Charo Ronquillo (b. 1988), Filipino fashion model
  • Pablo Ronquillo, Cuban baseball outfielder in the Cuban League who played from 1885 to 1891, inducted into the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954
  • Rodney Ronquillo, singer-songwriter and classical pianist
  • Inocencio Aricayos Ronquillo (b. 1918), zoologist from the Philippines
  • Beatriz Pablo Ronquillo (b. 1902), professor in the Philippines

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from on Facebook