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Where did the Spanish Cartagena family come from? What is the Spanish Cartagena family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cartagena family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cartagena family history?The noble surname Cartagena is of Spanish descent, and appears to be of toponymic origin, derived from the place name where the original bearer first lived or owned land. Thus, the name Cartagena signifies "one who hails from the city of Cartagena."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cartegena, Cartaganas, Carajana and others.
First found in the Castilian province of Burgos. Early records of the surname Cartagena mention Alonso de Santa María de Cartagena who was born in Burgos in 1384 and was a distinguished politician, poet and philosopher of his time.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cartagena research. Another 193 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1689, 1870 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Cartagena History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 59 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cartagena Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cartagena Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Cartagena Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Cartagena Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cartagena Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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