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Where did the Spanish Herrera family come from? What is the Spanish Herrera family crest and coat of arms? When did the Herrera family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Herrera family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Herrera, Herrero, Herreras, Herreros, Herrerías, Herrerias, Herrezuelo, Hierro, Ferrera, Ferrero, Ferreras, Ferreros, Ferreiro, Ferreira, Fierro, Ferruz, Deherrera and many more.

First found in Castile, one of the most important Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herrera research. Another 251 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1576, 1656, 1622 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Herrera History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 261 words(19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herrera Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Vasco de Herrera, a sixteenth century Governor of Honduras
  • Alonso de Herrera, who sailed to America in 1511
  • Cristóbal de Herrera sailed to America in 1513
  • Gregorio Herrera sailed to Peru in 1534
  • Luis de Herrera sailed to New Spain in 1534


Herrera Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Jose Herrera, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Jacinto Herrera, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Juan De Herrera, who landed in America in 1810
  • Pedro De Herrera, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Ortega De Herrera, who arrived in America in 1812


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  • Carolina Herrera (b. 1939), American fashion designer and entrepreneur
  • Anthony Herrera (b. 1944), American actor
  • Ramon "Mike" Herrera (1897-1978), American Major League Baseball infielder
  • Private First Class Silvestre S Herrera (1917-2007), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
  • Alfonso Herrera (1868-1942), Mexican biologist, author, and educator
  • Elder Herrera Cortes (b. 1968), Columbian road cyclist
  • Carlos Herrera Luna (1856-1930), former President of Guatemala
  • Lorena Herrera (b. 1967), Mexican actress
  • Luis Alberto Herrera (b. 1961), retired Colombian road racing cyclist
  • Armando Herrera Leal (b. 1955), retired Cuban Olympic triple jumper

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  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Herrera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herrera 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.

This page was last modified on 22 July 2014 at 17:59.

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