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Early Origins of the Alcala family

The surname Alcala was first found in Aragon an ancient Kingdom of Spain.

Early History of the Alcala family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alcala research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1558 and 1574 are included under the topic Early Alcala History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Alcala Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Alcala, Alcalos, Alcale, Alcalan, Alcal, Alcalla, Alcalazza and many more.

Early Notables of the Alcala family

Notable bearers of the family name Alcala

  • were the Alcala family of Aragon

Alcala Ranking

In the United States, the name Alcala is the 4,037th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. 1

United States Alcala migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alcala Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Francisco De Alcala and Anton De Alcala, who emigrated from Spain to America in the 1510's
  • Bernabe and Alonso De Alcala both were headed to Peru in 1594
Alcala Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco De Alcala, who arrived in America in 1811 2
  • Anton De Alcala, who arrived in America in 1813 2
Alcala Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Juan Alcala was naturalized in Texas in 1910
  • Carmen Alcala was naturalized in 1922

West Indies Alcala migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 3
Alcala Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Gaspar De Alcala, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1884 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Alcala (post 1700) +

  • Kathleen Alcala (b. 1954), American author
  • Raúl Alcalá (b. 1964), American professional road racing cyclist
  • Félix Enríquez Alcala (b. 1951), American television and movie director, cinematographer and producer
  • Joshua Vincent "Josh" Alcala (b. 1984), American soccer player
  • Elsa Alcala, American Republican politician, Judge of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals; Elected 2012 4
  • Dora Alcalá, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 74th District, 2012 4
  • Al Alcala, American politician, Mayor of Watsonville, California, 1996-97 4
  • Pedro Alcala (b. 1989), Spanish footballer
  • Angel Chua Alcala ONS (1929-2023), Filipino biologist, National Scientist of the Philippines in 2014, Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education
  • Blanca Alcala, Mexican politician
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from on Facebook