The word “Cowboy” first appeared in English around 1715 – 1725, in Spanish the word “vaquero” is used to refer to horsemen looking after cattle. In fact, the word vaquero arose in Spain long ago (the way of using a rider to look after cattle originated in this country) before cowboy culture came to America a few centuries before. In addition to this orthodox origin, in folklore there are also some simpler stories about the cowboy’s appearance. They think that cowboys were created by a job that was a typical cattle breeder – a job that required physical strength and was always urged by the ranchers with statements like “Fetch that Cow, Boy! (Bring that cow here, boy.) After being brought to Mesoameric territory, this method gradually spreads across many parts of America and upon reaching Mexico it began to flourish.
And like many other cultural stories, the origins of cowboys also exist a number of different theories. Monk Eusebio Kino (1645 – 1711) arrived in California in 1687 from Pimería Alta (present-day Mexico), an expedition in 1769 and then the discovery of a Mexican explorer Juan Bautista. de Anza (1736 – 1788) in 1774 is believed to be the first to form cowboy culture in America. However, another theory suggests that cowboys appeared in America earlier and the cradle of this culture is the oldest ranch on Long Island (New York) Deep Hollow Ranch – born in 1658.