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

The Sarmiento surname is derived from the Spanish word "sparmiento," which means a "vine shoot" and as a surname, it is supposed that it was originally a nickname for a tall, thin person.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sarmiento, Sarmento and others.

First found in Galicia, one of the kingdoms of medieval Spain, where they were descended from the Knight Salvador Gonzalez, Count of Bureba.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sarmiento research. Another 374 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1470, 1686, 1708, and 1728 are included under the topic Early Sarmiento History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 22 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sarmiento Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Pedro Sarmiento, who was in Venezuela in 1534
  • Andres Sarmiento, who was recorded in Guatemala in 1538
  • Hernando Sarmiento, who arrived in Peru in 1539
  • Meliana Sarmiento, who came to New Spain in 1564

Sarmiento Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • James C. Sarmiento, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1806
  • Francis Sarmiento, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1807
  • Diego Sarmiento, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Pedro Sarmiento, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Luis Sarmiento, who landed in America in 1828


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  • Wenceslaus Sarmiento (b. 1922), Peruvian-born American modernist architect
  • Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (1811-1888), Argentine statesman, educator, and author. He was the president of the Argentina between 1868 and 1874
  • Félix Rubén García Sarmiento (1867-1916), Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat, who wrote under the pseudonym of Darío Rubén
  • José Ismael Sarmiento Riaño (b. 1973), Colombian retired road cyclist


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  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  9. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  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 Sarmiento Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sarmiento 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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