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About the Pacheco surname

This ancient surname dates back to Roman times cerca 92 BC, from a Roman general named Vivio Pacieco (a descendant of Pro-consul Lucio Viminio Pacieco who served Julius Caesar during the conquest of of what is now Portugal and Spain). It is generally accepted that the Pro-consul settled in this area and that one of the general's descendants, a Don Diego López Pacheco, known as "el grande" was the first bearer of the Pacheco name in Spain.

Don Diego López Pacheco (b. 1456 in Villena, Valencia, Spain-d. 1529 in Escalona, Toledo, Spain) held the following titles:

  • Duque de Escalona, conde de Xiquena
  • Grand Master of the Order of Santiago
  • Mayordomo Mayor de doña Isabel I reina de Castilla (1480-1504)

Spelling variations include: Pacheco, Pachico, Pachón and Pachon.

Some early Pacheco settlers to the Americas include:

  • Jacob and Rebeca Pacheco, who arrived in the Americas in 1679
  • Pedro Pacheco, who arrived in America in 1816
  • Franco and Anto Pacheco, age 37, who arrived in New Orleans, LA in 1831
  • Juan Pacheco, who arrived in Rio de La Plata, Argentina in 1835
  • Francisco, Melchor and Baltasar Pacheco, who arrived in New Spain in 1838
  • Alonso Pacheco who arrived in Florida in 1838
  • Jose M Pacheco who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860

Some Noteworthy Pacheco's:

  • Jesús López Pacheco, Spanish-Canadian novelist
  • José Emilio Pacheco, Mexican poet, novelist and literary critic
  • Abel Pacheco (b. 1933), Costa Rica President
  • Johnny Pacheco, Dominican Republic singer
  • Alex Pacheco, Venezuela Professional baseball player
  • Bernardo de Miera Y Pacheco, explorer & map maker
  • Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, Professonal Boxing Doctor
  • Fernando Castro Pacheco, Mexican Artist
  • Anna Maria Pacheco, Brazilian Artist
  • Germán Pacheco, Soccer Player (Atlético Madrid)
  • Francisco Pacheco, Inventor of the hydrogen generator
  • Daniel Pacheco, Soccer Player (Liverpool)
  • Nathan Pacheco, Brazilian Tenor
  • Duarte Pacheco, British Military Hero
  • Jaime Pacheco, Portuquese Football Manager & National Team Player
  • Maria Luisa, Bolivian Artist