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The original bearer of the name Vallejo, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Vallejo family lived near a valley. There is also a place-name Valle in Santander, which is in northern Spain. The place-name is derived form the Spanish word valle, the English valley and the French vallee, which all derive from the Latin word vallis.

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The surname Vallejo was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Valle, del Valle, Vallés, Valles, de Valles, Vallecillo, Vallejo, de Vallejo, Vallejos and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vallejo research. Another 373 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1191 is included under the topic Early Vallejo History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 105 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vallejo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Pedro Vallejo, who voyaged to Mexico with the expedition of Hernán Cortés in 1519
  • García de Vallejo sailed to Peru in 1534
  • Antonio Vallejo sailed to Río de la Plata in 1535
  • Bernaldo de Vallejo sailed to Hispaniola in 1565
  • Catalina Vallejo sailed to New Spain in 1579

Vallejo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Lope De Vallejo, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Juan Vallejo, who landed in America in 1814
  • Agustin Vallejo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1823
  • Pedro De Vallejo, who arrived in America in 1826
  • Miguel Vallejo, who landed in America in 1828


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  • Linda Vallejo (b. 1951), Mexican-American artist
  • Boris Vallejo (b. 1941), Peruvian-born, American painter
  • Edward Vallejo, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2008
  • Alfonso Vallejo (b. 1943), Spanish playwright, poet, painter and neurologist
  • Antonio Buero Vallejo (1916-2000), Spanish playwright, considered the most important Spanish dramatist of the Spanish Civil War
  • Demetrio Vallejo (1912-1985), Mexican railroad worker and union activist
  • César Abraham Vallejo Mendoza (1892-1938), Peruvian poet, writer, playwright, and journalist
  • Camila Antonia Amaranta Vallejo Dowling (b. 1988), Chilean politician, Deputy of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile for the 26th district (2014-2018), President of the University of Chile Student Federation (2010-2011)
  • Andrés Vallejo Arcos, Ecuadorian lawyer, journalist and politician, Mayor of Quito in 2009
  • Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1807-1890), Californian military commander, politician, and rancher

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