Chamorro (family)

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The Chamorro family has its origin in Spain. A branch of the family became prominent in Nicaragua in the 18th century and its influence continues to the present. Historically, the Chamorros have been closely associated with the Conservatives, but the Sandinista Revolution has divided their loyalties, with some members supporting the Sandinistas. Outstanding members of this family are:

Josefa Peréz
Pedro Jose Chamorro Argüello
Josefa Margarita Alfaro Monterroso
Fruto Chamorro Pérez
Dionisio Chamorro Alfaro
Mercedes Oreamuno
Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Alfaro
Maria de la Luz Bolaños Bendana
(1828 - )
Fernando Chamorro Alfaro
Gregoria Vargas Báez
Salvador Chamorro
Rosendo Chamorro Oreamuno
Emiliano Chamorro Vargas
Bertha Benard Vivas
Filadelfo Chamorro Bolaños
Dolores Bolaños Chamorro
Diego Manuel Chamorro Bolaños
Pedro Joaquin Chamorro Bolaños
Ana María Zelaya Bolaños
Lola Coronel Urtecho
Julio Chamorro Benard
Fernando Chamorro Chamorro
Mercedes Chamorro Bolaños
Margarita Cardenal Argüello
Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Zelaya
Edgar Chamorro Coronel
Blanca Rappaccioli Asenjo
Edmundo Chamorro Chamorro
Xavier Chamorro Cardenal
Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal
Violeta Barrios de Chamorro
Fernando Chamorro Rappaccioli
Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Barrios
(Minister) [5]


  1. ^ Disaffected ex-Contra
  2. ^ Founder of El Nuevo Diario
  3. ^ Slain opposition figure and newspaper editor
  4. ^ Anti-Somoza and anti-Sandinista rebel
  5. ^ Defense & Tourism Minister

External Source Errors[edit]


  • Genealogia Familia Chamorro, por El Dr. Emilio Alvarez Lejarza (1951), Talleres Tipograficos y Litograficos de la Editorial Catolica, S. A. Managua, Nic.-C. A.
  • Recorrido Historico de las Principales Figuras de la Familia Chamorro, Emilio Alvarez Lejarza, Revista Consevadora del Pensamiento Centroamericano, Vol. XIX - No. 91 (Abril, 1968)
  • La Prensa - September 11, 2000