Alarcón Family Crest



Alarcón Family CrestThe Spanish surname Alarcón is of  habitational origin signifying that the original bearer of the name ws named after the pace they came from. In this case Alarcon is named after the town of Alarcón in Castille-La Mancha province. In 1177 Ferren Martínez de Ceballos led the Christian forces which captured Alarcón - then an important fortress - from the Almohads. In gratitude, King Alfonso VIII of Castile gave him the name "Alarcón", which was borne over centuries by his descendants, among them the noted 16th century dramtist Juan Ruiz de Alarcón. 

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