Early Origins of the Almada family
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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Migration of the Almada family to the New World and Oceana
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Almada Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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