GUERRERO Surname Meaning and Origin

Guerrero is a surname of Spanish origin meaning warrior. Jedrzej Kaminski / EyeEm / Getty Images

The Guerrero surname is thought to have originated as a nickname which described either a soldier who had returned home from the war or an aggressive individual. Derived from the word guerre, meaning "war."

Guerrero is the 54th most common Hispanic surname.

Surname Origin: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian


Famous People with the Surname GUERRERO

  • Eddie Guerrero - famous American wrestler, part of the famed Guerrero wrestling family.
  • Vladimir Guerrero - Major League Baseball player from the Dominican Republic.
  • Vicente Guerrero – Second president of Mexico

Where do People with the GUERRERO Surname Live?

According to World Names PublicProfiler, the majority of individuals with the Guerrero surname live in Spain, followed by concentrations in Argentina, the United States, France, and Switzerland. Public Profiler doesn't include information from all countries, however, including Mexico and Venezuela.

Forebears marks Guerrero as the 456th most common surname in the world found most prevalently in Mexico. Based on the percentage of the population with the surname, Guerrero is most common in Guam (ranked 16th), followed by Ecuador (23rd), Mexico (43rd), Spain (47th), the Dominican Republic (49th) and Colombia (52nd).

Genealogy Resources for the Surname GUERRERO

100 Common Hispanic Surnames & Their Meanings
Garcia, Martinez, Rodriguez, Lopez, Hernandez... Are you one of the millions of people sporting one of these top 100 common Hispanic last names?

The Guererro DNA Project
This ancestral y-DNA testing project is open to any male with any spelling of the Guerrero surname interested in combining DNA testing with traditional family history research to sort out Guerrero ancestral lines.

GeneaNet - Guerrero Records
GeneaNet includes archival records, family trees, and other resources for individuals with the Guerrero surname, with a concentration on records and families from France, Spain, and other European countries.

GUERRERO Family Genealogy Forum
Search this popular genealogy forum for the Guerrero surname to find others who might be researching your ancestors, or post your own Guerrero query.

FamilySearch - GUERRERO Genealogy
Access over 2 million free historical records and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Guerrero surname and its variations on this free genealogy website hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

GUERRERO Surname & Family Mailing Lists
RootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Guerrero surname. - GUERRERO Genealogy & Family History
Explore free databases and genealogy links for the last name Guerrero.

The Guerrero Genealogy and Family Tree Page
Browse family trees and links to genealogical and historical records for individuals with the last name Guerrero from the website of Genealogy Today.

Surname Meanings & Origins
Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.
Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.
Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.
Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.
Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.
Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.
Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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