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  • Abraham Seixas (b. - 1738)
    As a converso in Portugal, Abraham assumed the name "Miguel Pacheco Da Silva." Once in London, Abraham and Abigail were able to marry as Jews in Bevis Marks. -------------------- born into a new Ch...
  • D. Alonso Pimentel, V. Conde de Benavente (c.1470 - 1572)
    Árboles de Costados de Gran Parte de Las Primeras Casas de Estos Reynos: Cuyos Dueños Vivian en El Año De 1683
  • Ana Maria Pacheco y Ortiz (c.1563 - c.1620)
    Anna and her family were among the first settlers in New Mexico. Her family were Loyalists who remained in New Mexico, and made it their home. Children of Ana Maria and Cristobal Baca, I Isabel d...
  • Andrès Lopez Pacheco y Osorio de Moscoso, X. duque d'Escalona (1710 - 1746)
    geneall.net.... - Spanish ; geneall.net... - English ; Andres Lopez-Pacheco y Osorio de Moscoso, Earl of Castañeda Descendant of Charlemagne, Descendant of Hugh Capet, Descendant of Ferdinand I of ...

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