Verdugo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Verdugo is of Spanish origin, being derived from the trade or profession of the original bearer of the name.The surname comes directly from the Castilian word "verdugo" which is a variant of "verde" deriving from the Latin word "viridis," meaning "green." The word "verdugo" is translated as "hangman, public executioner" or officer of justice.

Early Origins of the Verdugo family

The surname Verdugo was first found in the area of Arévalo, in the province of Avila.

Early History of the Verdugo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Verdugo research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1657, 1720 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Verdugo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Verdugo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Verduga, Berdugo and others.

Early Notables of the Verdugo family (pre 1700)

Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Nicolas Verdugo de...
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Verdugo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Verdugo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Verdugo Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Diego Verdugo who immigrated to Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1536
  • Gaspar Verdugo who sailed for Peru in 1555
  • Francisco Verdugo who arrived in Florida in 1563
Verdugo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manuel Verdugo, who landed in America in 1816 [1]
  • Miguel Verdugo, who arrived in America in 1828 [1]
  • Hernando Verdugo, who arrived in America in 1828 [1]
  • Diego Verdugo, who arrived in Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1836 [1]
  • Pedro Verdugo, who landed in Florida in 1838 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Verdugo (post 1700) +

  • Elena Angela Verdugo (1925-2017), American Emmy Award nominated actress who began in films at the age of five in 1931, perhaps best known for her work on Marcus Welby, MD and for her early role as Ilonka in House Of Frankenstein with Lon Chaney
  • Alonso Verdugo de Castilla (1706-1767), Spanish 3rd Count of Torrepalma, Knight of the Order of Calatrava in 1756
  • Manuel Verdugo (1877-1951), Spanish poet
  • Agustín Verdugo (1858-1906), Mexican politician
  • Humberto Verdugo (b. 1898), medical surgeon and professor in Chile
  • Pedro Verdugo Cavada (b. 1889), lawyer from Chile


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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