Type Surname (from nickname & from occupation)
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. ee-DHAL-gho
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Meaning & History

Means "nobleman" in Spanish. The Spanish word is a contraction of the phrase hijo de algo meaning "son of something". This surname was typically in origin a nickname or an occupational name for one who worked in a noble's household.

Entry added April 25, 2021