Explore the Family Name Espino

The meaning of Espino

Spanish: topographic name for someone living by a hawthorn, espino, or in an area characterized by hawthorns. Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Jesus, Manuel, Francisco, Felipe, Jorge, Luis, Miguel, Ramon, Mario, Rafael.

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How common is the last name Espino in the United States?

Based on data from the Decennial U.S. Census, the popularity of the surname Espino has significantly increased between 2000 and 2010. In 2000, Espino was ranked as the 3030th most common surname in the United States, but by 2010 it had climbed to the 2278th spot, reflecting a rise in popularity of approximately 24.82%. The number of individuals with this surname also expanded during this period, soaring from 10,968 to 15,997, which represents a growth rate of 45.85%. Likewise, the proportion of people named Espino per 100,000 residents grew by 33.17%, going from 4.07 to 5.42.

20002010Change
Rank#3,030#2,27824.82%
Count10,96815,99745.85%
Proportion per 100k4.075.4233.17%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Espino

The ethnicity associated with the surname Espino, according to the Decennial U.S. Census, is predominantly Hispanic, with 90.27% in 2000 and slightly increasing to 90.87% in 2010. Other ethnic identities linked to the name Espino saw changes over this decade: the proportion identified as Asian/Pacific Islander rose mildly from 4.58% to 4.76%, while those identifying as White decreased from 3.98% to 3.61%. The percentage of individuals with the Espino surname who identify with two or more races dropped slightly from 0.49% in 2000 to 0.40% in 2010. Those identifying as Black and American Indian and Alaskan Native also declined, moving from 0.39% to 0.25% and 0.29% to 0.11% respectively.

20002010Change
Hispanic90.27%90.87%0.66%
Asian/Pacific Islander4.58%4.76%3.93%
White3.98%3.61%-9.3%
Two or More Races0.49%0.4%-18.37%
Black0.39%0.25%-35.9%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.29%0.11%-62.07%

Espino ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Espino is Spanish & Portuguese, which comprises 37.5% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are Indigenous American (33.3%) and British & Irish (7.8%). Additional ancestries include Filipino & Austronesian, French & German, Italian, Senegambian & Guinean, and Angolan & Congolese.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
Spanish & Portuguese37.5%
Indigenous American33.3%
British & Irish7.8%
Other21.4%
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Possible origins of the surname Espino

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Espino have recent ancestry locations all within Mexico.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Aguascalientes, Mexico69.80%
Michoacan, Mexico69.80%
Zacatecas, Mexico69.80%
Veracruz, Mexico69.80%
Tamaulipas, Mexico69.80%

What Espino haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Espino is R-P311, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-P311 is descended from haplogroup R-M343. Other common haplogroups include Q-M3 and E-P179, which are predominantly found among people with East Asian & Indigenous American and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Florez, Alvarez, Orellana, Quevedo, Medrano, Bonilla, Echeverria, Delgado, Lara, Leyva.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Espino surname are: B2, H, A2. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

espinoPaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M343

Your maternal lineage may be linked to some of the first Americans

Though the Ice Age was beginning to retreat when your A2 ancestors first entered North America, there were still massive barriers blocking their way. Glaciers and inhospitable climate covered much of the continent, blocking entry into the interior. Nonetheless, researchers have found evidence that a wave of American founders migrated over 13,000 kilometers to reach southern Chile in only 2,000 years, a blink of an eye in the story of human migration! Their highway to the south was the coast of the Pacific, stocked with fish, diverse marine mammals, and other valuable resources in the rich kelp forests of the upper latitudes and in the abundant fresh-water rivers near the equator. Because of this rapid movement south, the A2 haplogroup and its diverse branches are found throughout North and South America.

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What do people with the surname Espino have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.

Preferences

Espino

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Espino" Surname 32.7%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Espino

Misophonia

When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Espino" Surname 30.8%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

Espino

Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Espino" Surname 17.6%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

Espino

Migraine

A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Espino" Surname 15.3%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Espino?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Espino are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Spanish & Portuguese 56.3%

23andMe Users 57.2%