A Portuguese and Spanish surname, Camacho comes from the Latin term ‘camb’ which meant something disfigured or a person with a disability. The spelling variations for Camacho include Camachon, Camachuelo and Canmachos. It is an early surname found along the southern Mediterranean coast with Spain and Portugal. Many Camacho families later moved to several of the Latin American countries including Columbia, Puerto Rico and Mexico. In England in the city of London and Lancashire county have the greater number of Camacho population. Within the United States the Camacho family name is found in Texas, Florida, New Mexico, California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Kansas, Wyoming and Iowa. Famous: Diego Camacho (champion tennis player from Bolivia), Carlos Camacho (actor from Colombia), Hector Camacho (champion boxer from Puerto Rico), Manuel Camacho (president of Mexico), Jorge Camacho (Spanish writer), Mark Camacho (actor from Canada), Ernie Camacho (professional baseball player) and Juan Camacho (sculptor from Columbia).