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Where did the Spanish Contrera family come from? What is the Spanish Contrera family crest and coat of arms? When did the Contrera family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Contrera family history?Noble surnames, such as Contrera, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Contrera, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Contreras, de Contreras and others.
First found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Contrera research. Another 418 words(30 lines of text) covering the year 1352 is included under the topic Early Contrera History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 88 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Contrera Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Isabel Contreras, wife of Juan de Salazar, founder of the city of Asuncion in Paraguay. Isabel journeyed to Brazil on the expedition of Mencía Calderón, who captained her late husband's soldiers. Also of note was Rodrigo Contreras, one of the first governors of Nicaragua. Other early migrants to the New World include Diego de Contreras, who sailed to America in 1527.
The Contrera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Contrera 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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