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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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The surname Sarmiento was first found in Galicia, one of the kingdoms of medieval Spain, where they were descended from the Knight Salvador Gonzalez, Count of Bureba.

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


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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
  • José Ismael Sarmiento Riaño (b. 1973), Colombian retired road cyclist
  • Félix Rubén García Sarmiento (1867-1916), Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat, who wrote under the pseudonym of Darío Rubén


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  2. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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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