The distinguished surname Tamayo has its origins in Spain and throughout the Iberian peninsula. The surname Tamayo is derived from a place name within the northern Regions of Spain. The Tamayo surname denotes descent from a native of the town of Tamayo in the Burgos region of Northern Spain.
Early Origins of the Tamayo family
The surname Tamayo was first found in the northern Regions of Spain, most notably in Catalonia. The earliest record of the surname in Spain mentions a Tomas Tomayo y Varga, who was recorded in 1426 as belonging to an ancient and much respected lineage of the name in the Sousa district.
Early History of the Tamayo family
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