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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Saavedra, Savedra, Savedre and others.

First found in Castile, in north central Spain.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saavedra research. Another 428 words(31 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saavedra History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Saavedra Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Lope De Saavedra who came to Florida in 1538
  • Isabel Saavedra who arrived in New Spain in 1562
  • Maria De Saavedra who immigrated to New Granada in 1590

Saavedra Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Lope De Saavedra, who arrived in Florida in 1838
  • Pedro Saavedra, who arrived in Guatemala in 1838
  • Enrique Saavedra Mantilla who settled in Puerto Rico in 1849
  • Enrique Saavedra, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1849
  • Agustin Saavedra, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1858


  • Tomás Barrera Saavedra, Spanish composer
  • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), Spanish writer, author of Don Quixote
  • José Vilalta Saavedra (1865-1912), Cuban sculptor, best known as the creator of a statue of José Martí (1905) located in the Parque Central of Havana, Cuba
  • Cornelio Saavedra (1761-1829), Argentine soldier and politician
  • Daniel Ortega Saavedra (b. 1945), Nicaraguan politician
  • Nélson Saavedra (b. 1988), Chilean footballer
  • Sebastian Saavedra (b. 1990), Colombian racecar driver


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  1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  11. ...

The Saavedra Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saavedra 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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