Almada History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Almada family

The surname Almada was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D. and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily they invaded Greece. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The family held a family seat from the 13th century.

Early History of the Almada family

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Almada Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Almeida, Almieda, Almeter, Almeido, Almeidi and others.

Early Notables of the Almada family (pre 1700)

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Almada migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Almada Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Emanuel Almada, who settled in Ohio in 1851
  • Angel Almada, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Almada (post 1700)

  • Mario Almada Otero (1922-2016), Mexican actor
  • Mario Almada Otero (1922-2016), Mexican actor

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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