Valcarcel Family History
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Valcarcel Name Meaning
Spanish, Galician and Asturian-Leonese (Valcárcel): habitational name from any of the places in Logroño province, Galicia and Asturies, named Valcárcel, named in Galician or Old Spanish with val ‘valley’ + cárcel ‘prison’ (Latin carcer), the second element being used in the transferred sense of a confined space, i.e. a narrow gorge.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press