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

The origin of the Spanish surname Moncada is somewhat legendary, with a genealogy that begins with Hunno Velipho, descended from the German king Hercules, who lived in the year 400 A.D. He founded a castle near Barcelona named "Castillo de Monte Catalan." This castle is considered to be the "casa solar" or ancestral seat of the Mont-Cathaló family, whose name was corrupted over the years and became Moncada.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Moncadas, Monacas, Montcadas and others.

First found in the region of Catalonia in near the Pyrenees mountains.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moncada research. Another 151 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1504, 1476, 1528, 1554, 1626, 1586, 1635, 1614 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Moncada History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 199 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moncada Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moncada Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Anna Moncada, aged 61, who landed in America from Lalazso Adria, in 1898

Moncada Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Arelina Moncada, aged 4, who settled in America from Polermo, in 1900
  • Francesco Moncada, aged 15, who emigrated to America from Melilli, Sicily, in 1913
  • Ernesto Moncada, aged 14, who settled in America from Bogota, Colombia, in 1915
  • Fernando Moncada, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Bogota, Colombia, in 1915
  • Ana D. Moncada, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States from Bogota, Colombia, in 1919


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  • Fernando Javier Rivera y Moncada (1725-1781), New Spain (Mexican) Spanish Military Governor from 1774-1777
  • Aura Moncada (b. 1924), Colombian pianist
  • Julio Moncada (b. 1919), Chilean poet
  • Liberato Moncada (1855-1886), lawyer and writer from Honduras
  • José Maria Moncada Tapia (1870-1945), 62nd President of Nicaragua from 1 January 1929 to 1 January 1933
  • Sir Salvador Enrique Moncada FRS, FRCP, FRCS (b. 1944), Honduran-British physician and pharmacologist
  • Guillermo Moncada (b. 1841), Cuban general in the Cuban War of Independence
  • Gerardo Moncada Guiza (b. 1962), Columbian retired male road cyclist
  • Jesús Moncada i Estruga (1941-2005), Aragonese writer in Catalan
  • Luca Moncada (b. 1978), Italian six-time gold medalist rower


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  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  9. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  10. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
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The Moncada Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moncada 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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