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About the Arroyo surname

    The original persons that took the surname Arroyo (Aroyo, Arrojo, Arroyo, Arroya, Aroya, Arrollo, Arroyos, Arroyal, Arroyuelo, Arroyuela, Benarroch, Benaroyev, Benarroyev) lived in the peninsula of modern Spain and Portugal.  They lived in numerous places with an "arroyo" which is a watercourse such as a brook or stream or an irrigation channel.  The word "arroyo" had a pre-Roman origin.  Some of those Arroyo surname members with Hebrew ancestry came from the large and long established Sephardic (Spanish Jew) community that thrived in that area prior to the Spanish inquisition that culminated in Jewish expulsion of 1492.
    La personas originales del apellido Arroyo (Aroyo, Arrojo, Arroyo, Arroya, Arrollo, Arroyos, Arroyal, Arroyuelo, Arroyuela, Benarroch, Benaroyev, Benarroyev) vivieron en la península de España y Portugal. Vivieron en lugares con un "arroyo" que era un canal artificial o natural por lo cual circulaba el agua. La palabra "arroyo" tiene origen PRE-Romano. Algunos de los que utilizaban el apellido Arroyo tenían linaje Hebreo de los Judíos que estaban la comunidad fructífera de esa península antes del la inquisición.