The history of Ero family of Benin Kingdom came to be since the Foundation of the Benin Monarchy.Ero was initially at Ugbekun, but when Ogieamien started fighting Oromiyan after his arrival to Benin kingdom, Omokhua Ero, in 1180 A. D. moved out of Ugbekun to the present area of Urubi. Ero family is one of the largest corporate families in Benin Kingdom. The family’s greeting is “Lamosun”. The family has been known as the defender of the kingship. For example, Omoregie Ero defended and preserved Idia, the mother of Oba Esigie in 1504.
In 1897, Izedonmwen Ero also defended Oba Eweka II before he was crowned in 1914 when the British wanted to crown another person There has been 22 Eros in Benin Kingdom since 1200 A. D. when they became known as Uzama.